15 Benefits You Can Negotiate for Other Than Salary – In a New Contract or Anytime at Work

At any point you can negotiate your contract and benefits, however, it is important to have a strategy and plan to do so. Negotiation is uncomfortable for most people, but it is a critical career management skill. There is also a gender dimension, as men usually negotiate more than women, whether its new contracts or … Continue reading 15 Benefits You Can Negotiate for Other Than Salary – In a New Contract or Anytime at Work

Youth and Future of Work Trends – Exploring Transition from School to Work Career Issues

Young people between 0-24 years are expected to be 50% of the population in Africa by in Africa by 2050. The cureent and emerging future of work trends that they need to navigate as they transition from school to work are immense. ILO in its 2019 Report, Work For A Brighter Future by the Global … Continue reading Youth and Future of Work Trends – Exploring Transition from School to Work Career Issues

6 Career Trends in the 2019 ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report

The ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work was set up in 2017 and their report, released in March 2019 is a veritable feast for anyone concerned with global trends related to learning, work, careers and labour. The Commission gives ten Recommendations for a “human-centered agenda for the future of work” that aims to … Continue reading 6 Career Trends in the 2019 ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report

Work-Life Integration – An Emerging Trend – What does it mean for Your Career Now and in The Future?

Do you agree? – “Our personal and professional lives are melding, erasing the distinction between work and leisure hours.” [SOURCE: Turn and Face the Strange -Employment Trends in Canada] As both a Life and Career Coach, this is Work-Life Integration is one trend that brings to life both my areas of passionate pleas for action … Continue reading Work-Life Integration – An Emerging Trend – What does it mean for Your Career Now and in The Future?

Labour Market Information and Career Planning – CASE STUDY – Stats South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey Results – 2019 Quarter 1

To Plan your Career effectively – Know Your Market This article focuses on one aspect of career planning, knowing your market, both local, and global. This is done by gathering career information, which can be information about occupations, professions, salary, working conditions, qualification and experience required for a career path – read more here. The … Continue reading Labour Market Information and Career Planning – CASE STUDY – Stats South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey Results – 2019 Quarter 1

Learning and Lifelong Learning – Exploring 2 Key Future of Work Trends

In this blog I introduce and explore four concepts and practices, which are part of the global trends we are currently experiencing, and identified as important for the Future of Work. These are learning, active learning, experiential learning and lifelong learning. Why focus on Learning and Lifelong Learning Trend? In several trends reports on the … Continue reading Learning and Lifelong Learning – Exploring 2 Key Future of Work Trends

Soft Skills – a Workplace Trend to Embrace and be Fit for the Future of Work

In the book, Time to Explore, Roberta Neault in 2012 highlighted one trend that most people pay limited attention to, “soft skills”, or “essential skills” as some call them, compared to technical skills relevant to any job. Yet several work place trends forecasting research institutes, organisations and individuals continue to produce evidence in support of … Continue reading Soft Skills – a Workplace Trend to Embrace and be Fit for the Future of Work