Fictional incompetent managers are often comedy gold. We laugh at them because we recognise bits of them in our bosses and sometimes in ourselves. Here are three of the most notorious bosses and some sage advice on how to cope if you encounter them in real life.
Employers have never been more aware of the need to protect the mental health of their people, with COVID-19 pushing many workers to the brink. Ahead of R U OK? Day on 9 September, INTHEBLACK speaks to two organisations about how they provide wellbeing support to their employees.
Sometimes, the best answer is "no", and it need not come at the cost of your workplace relationships or reputation.
Asking for a pay rise in a recession or an economy struggling with recovery may seem unrealistic, even unreasonable, but not impossible. Here's what you need to know about negotiating a pay rise - and why pay rises could be good for the economy.
There is no quick fix for the complex issues of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, but new resources are being developed to support victims and to challenge ingrained attitudes and an outdated framework for addressing the problems.
No longer the preserve of stereotypically "creative" professions such as design or performing arts, creativity is permeating all areas of business. More and more, our work lives involve stepping outside our day-to-day to devise novel solutions to challenges old and new.
Not all stress is created equal. The good news is, stress can sometimes be your friend.
More and more organisations are introducing opportunities and initiatives to empower work, so that social responsibility and the ability to make a difference are not confined to certain roles.
The past year has made many of us re-evaluate our priorities. This includes what we expect of our current job – and our next one. How has the job-hunting wish list changed for accounting and finance professionals?
A big presentation, an important meeting, an accreditation exam, a difficult conversation with a colleague or manager – we’ve all experienced the prickle of anxiety in our working lives. Here’s what workplaces and individuals can do about it.