While our expectations took a battering in 2020, stoicism arms us with the resilience to continue to pursue our goals.
With remote access now a core component of the workforce, here is the best tech to get your accounting firm or home office ready for 2021.
Victims of bullying are not safe merely because the office is unoccupied. Here’s how to adapt your HR policies to the evolving work environment and reduce incidences of troubling behaviour.
Can a deliberate, virtual effort save office friendships? Three experts share ideas to help keep workplace friendships alive.
While blowing out birthday candles in the office is well and truly behind us, celebrating the holiday season is certainly not. We shine a light on creative ways to spread the festive cheer – albeit from a safe, 1.5-metre distance.
Company cars sit idle in the garage, fuel allowances go unused and international conferences are cancelled for the foreseeable future. What kinds of perks can employers offer to staff who are working remotely, temporarily or into the long term? Three experts weigh in.
Performance reviews, difficult at the best of times, pose a distinct challenge for organisations adapting to the "new normal" of a pandemic. Two workplace experts offer advice about how to navigate performance reviews in a time of change.
The experience of being forced to step back from jobs as workplaces shut down, or work remotely at home, has had a seismic impact, causing tremors of anxiety and uncertainty... and an opportunity to hit the reset button on workplace culture.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, months-long stretches of isolation have elevated self-care to a national pastime.
Conventional wisdom says that constraints are a barrier to creativity. Now we are learning the opposite may be true.
Gaining the respect of your colleagues is crucial to professional success. There is no one-size-fits-all technique, but these tips will help en route to reverence.
Effective communication is always important, but in times of upheaval it becomes critical. Two HR experts explain the importance of connecting with employees on a human level.
In the financial world, curiosity carries negative connotations. But asking an extra question as an accountant isn’t always going too far. Often, it is the best way to break boundaries and discover better practices.
When it comes to networking, being an introvert can be seen as a professional disadvantage. But as the social rules have changed with the pandemic, many introverts are coming out of their shells.
Celebrated thought leader and former dot.com business executive Seth Godin tells INTHEBLACK how accountants can turn stalled projects into success stories.
The greater need for supplementary income demonstrates the importance of a reasonable standard of rights, conditions and wages applicable to gig economy platforms.
Inverting the stereotypical image of mentorship can spark several benefits, including keeping younger employees engaged and enthusiastic.
Mistakes happen: the email is sent to the wrong person, the decimal point is put in the wrong column. What does your response say about you and your organisation?
Research suggests jargon has many positives. However, overdoing it could have a negative effect on your business or employees. It all depends on how you use it.
Face-to-face (F2F) conferences have long played a key role in professional development but in the global initiative to flatten the curve of COVID-19, most of these physical events have been scrapped. Is now the time to try a virtual conference?