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On 11 August 2021, O’Brien Recruitment hosted a TEAMS meeting for clients discussing the topic: “To vaccinate or not to vaccinate” with speakers Michael Bagraim and Dr Kim Faure. Watch the videos below:

Michael Bagraim from the reputable firm, Bagraims and Associates answered “The Vexed Question of Vaccinating – to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.” When can a business insist that staff take the Vaccinate, what process to follow if they don’t and what does the law say.

Dr Kim Faure, a well-respected Clinical specialist explained how the Vaccine works and “debunks some of the myths of vaccinating!”.
Woman in the Workplace

Woman in the Workplace

Leadership is no longer a position inherited due to the fact that an individual has ‘climbed the corporate ladder’. There is no sense of entitlement, only the strength of an individual to use the knowledge about who they are, the knowledge about...

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Communication in the Workplace

Communication in the Workplace

Communication in the workplace The purpose of communication is to connect with others, to understand and to be understood. It also enables us: Learn Make decisions Build relationships Build teams We all communicate differently because of:...

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Coaching in the Workplace

Coaching in the Workplace

The learning environment Coaching offers you a framework to think, understand yourself, understand others, identify where the blocks/barriers are and create a better future. It offers perspective.The core of coaching is about building rapport,...

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Assisting your Employees with Frustration

Assisting your Employees with Frustration

Assisting your Employees with Frustration Frustration is the response to opposition in life. The underlying thought is, “It shouldn’t be this way.”  We all carry around a personal rule book (our expectations) and when life, be it on a personal...

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Making Employee Engagement a Priority

Making Employee Engagement a Priority

Things to do:
Make Employee Engagement a top priority and align it to business outcomes.
Know what “they” are thinking by using shorter more frequent surveys that have clearly communicated feedback and action timeframes.
Seek meaningful connection around performance, priorities, attitude and how these connect to business outcomes.
Create a culture of looking forward. A growth mindset.
Introduce the concept of 2-way coaching conversations. Make it easy to give and receive feedback. Make it easy to understand feedback. Make it easy to action feedback.
Focus on teamwork and shared outcomes. Define what this looks like and then celebrate when it is achieved.
Get creative with virtual team building initiatives.
Develop a forum for well-being check ins.
Focus on team and individual gratitude to create a positive work culture.
Offer guidelines and tips for efficient remote working.

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Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude in the Workplace I think we can agree that we all want to be happy. There is no happiness without gratitude. It seems to be much easier these days to focus on what is wrong, negative and lacking. However, you have a choice, through...

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A New Year – A New YOU

A New Year – A New YOU

A New Year – A New YOU A sigh of relief...2020 is over. Now to take on the challenge of a new year with hope and courage. The year ahead will be as good as your thoughts about it. So, what are you thinking? What do you want to achieve, who do...

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Resilience for REAL Rewards

Resilience for REAL Rewards

Resilience for REAL Rewards Resilience is our ability to bounce back when things don't go as planned. Resilience is not the absence of distress or difficulty, it is the ability to adapt and grow following adversity. The person who feels no...

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Managing remote employees effectively

Managing remote employees effectively

Managing remote employees effectively In the blink of an eye – a large percentage of the South African workforce went from commuting daily into the office to being bundled back into their transport and sent home to work! It was only going to be...

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Generational Quotient (GQ)

Generational Quotient (GQ)

Managing diverse beliefs and values The current workforce faces the challenges of 5 generations working together. The challenge is to understand, accept and embrace the positive characteristics that each generation has to offer the workplace. In order to...

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Motivation and Discipline in Tough Times

Motivation and Discipline in Tough Times

Your job has 3 elements that need to work in harmony in order for you to be successful: 1. Skill: Learnt – conscious behaviour. 2. Motivation: Practiced – often unconscious behaviour. 3. Discipline: Learnt and practiced – conscious behaviour. Motivation is...

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Top Temp Characteristics

Top Temp Characteristics

What you need to DO and who you need to BE The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new way of work on many levels. Unfortunately, it has resulted in a number of people being retrenched. With the drop in turnover and therefore profits, companies have had...

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Career Guidance for Graduates

Career Guidance for Graduates

Making the BEST of what you have You are about to graduate, the ending of one phase of your life and the exciting new beginning of another phase…the world of work. The key to entering this phase is to accept that you have to be 100% proactive about going...

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Working Remotely

Working Remotely

Most of you would have been working remotely for some time now. Some of you may find that you are more productive while others find that the novelty has worn off and it is becoming tough to get motivated and stay productive. Use the tips below as a...

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Five reasons why your CV might be “binned”

Five reasons why your CV might be “binned”

Getting through an interview might be “tough enough” but getting your CV to be considered is an important first step. Take the time to make sure your CV is marketing you correctly! Let’s have a look at a few major reasons candidates get their applications...

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