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COVID-19 is unlike anything that we've seen in recent history. It has dramatically changed our day-to-day lives and the way in which we work, meaning organizations and professionals have had to adapt to this new world rapidly and take on new challenges. One issue, a prolonged period of isolation could create, is the negative impact on people's mental wellbeing. So, what can we learn from this...

Lockdown can affect us all in different ways, as we each have our own unique experiences. For instance, Some people live by themselves and will be facing isolation on their own, whereas others have young children or elderly relatives living with them. No matter your situation, working remotely for a long period of time has the potential to negatively impact your mental health and we must take...

A key role for leaders is to engage and motivate their team – but how? And how can you do it when everything is so uncertain and different? To help us find the answers, it’s useful to look at some of the main elements of engagement and motivation. There are numerous engagement theories and models our there – in fact, the ‘Engaging for Success’ report of 2009, estimated that there are over 50...

Navigating these uncertain times has been a work in progress for many. COVID has forced many companies to make tough decisions, and one of those has been to let some members of their staff go. There are different ways to go about this, and this blog will address the difference between being laid off versus furloughed. Additionally we will provide advice on how to get the latest jobs right at...

Everyone has their own way of working and it’s important to find out what works best for you and stick to it. The art of working from home efficiently takes some time to master, but these do’s and don’ts will help you stay productive while you work from home. DO’s Use your morning for meditation Take some “you” time each morning to clear your mind and mediate. This is a great way to start...

With almost every U.S. state is under a non-essential business shutdown, most developers and IT professionals have the luxury of working from home. But shifting to remote work is easier said than done. Here’s how you can stay productive, communicate effectively, and get the resources you need while working remotely. Create a work from home guide for your company Develop a work from home guide...

Leadership and management takes place largely through face-to-face, in-person conversations – conversations about targets, priorities, context, solutions and achievements. Some of these conversations are formal, but many are informal, happening on more of an ad-hoc basis. As we move to virtual working we need to take a step back and think about these conversations. We need to work out how we...

Most of us have been working from home for a few weeks now and are starting to get used to our new routines. As we continue to adapt and create our work schedules, it is important to carve out time to ensure we maintain a work- life balance. In this blog you’ll find some activities that you can partake in to keep a work- life balance, even while working from home. Learn a language Seeing as...

We recently spoke with Manuel Diera to learn about his career journey and hear his advice for other tech professionals. Manny currently lives in Atlanta, GA, where he works as a Senior Lead Application Developer at Primerica. He has 7 years of experience as a Javascript Developer with a focus on Vue, Web Components, APIs, and recently has started using Golang and Elixir with the Phoenix...

You’re a software engineer, product manager, or other tech professional looking for your next role. Now you’re wondering, “Do I want to work for a start-up or a large company?” Before making your decision, ask yourself the following questions. Do you want a structured environment or an entrepreneurial environment? In a mature business, everyone has a clearly defined role and new ideas go...

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