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Observing human rights in the workplace

HUMAN RIGHTS IN A NUTSHELL 

In South Africa, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of 

HUMAN RIGHTS.png 2 It is often considered a given that businesses adhere to the requirements of South African labour law; and while we may try to adhere to these rules, a concerted effort must be made to ensure that non-discrimination is enforced. In many cases, workplace discrimination is less blatant, often being subtler or more concealed in its execution. This form of discrimination impacts greatly on the discriminated person, often resulting in a less...
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A poor company culture is deadly – literally.

A poor company culture is deadly – literally.

Many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success. There is an assumption that the hard pressing, on-your-back ever present boss speeds up productivity and increases output. Since forever managers have used ‘’fear management’’ as a style to ‘’get things done’’, but organizations fail to recognize this culture has the exact opposite effect, and to prove it, research supports the damages incurred that often go un noticed, and the damages are considerably worse than we realise. A storm in a teacup 1. ‘’My boss is killing me...
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10 jobs for people who like a fast-paced work environment

10 jobs for people who like a fast-paced work environment How hard do you cringe at the idea of a quiet, mellow work environment? Hard enough that you’re in pain? We hear you. Sure, certain jobs are for sedentary somebodies, but not for you. You need to be where the action is. Well, lace up your trainers and get your resume ready.

Advertising manager

What you’d do: Think about how many products—new and existing—you interact with on a daily basis. The people responsible for getting those products into your life before the competition does? Advertising managers. From creating the actual ads to project managing product release...
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How To Find Work You Love — And Why Most People Don’t Try

How To Find Work You Love -- And Why Most People Don't Try

  laintronet career blog job advice When kids are very little we tell them "Be whoever you want to be!" but as kids get older, the message changes. By the time most kids are in middle school, the adults around them have begun teaching them to be practical. Little by little kids stop believing that their grandest dreams can come true.   Some kids grow up without losing their faith in themselves — or their belief that they can accomplish whatever they want to accomplish and...
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Well, this is awkward…The best way to ask for time off at a new job

Awks... The best way to ask for time off at a new job... 

Whether it’s for the holidays, a medical reason, or a trip out of town, it’s always awkward asking for time off when you’ve just started. Consider this your guide to requesting time off the right way. Regardless of the reason you need to be out from work, paid time off (PTO) is precious when you’re working a full-time job. However many annual paid days off you’re granted in your acceptance package—they stand out. But if you’ve just started, your vacation days might not be available to you yet. Many companies...
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