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IT IS often said that one should pick the right boss, not the right job. While that is generally sound advice, we don't always have the luxury to choose our managers, especially if we are new to...

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THE adage "use things, not people" has been repeated countless times, but funnily enough, it often falls on deaf ears, especially in the office. ...

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AN increasing number of businesses invest in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future of their workforce and gain a competitive advantage.

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IT'S nothing new in the workplace. We have all heard of how the son of the boss's golf buddy landed the job, or how a higher-up's niece got a sought-after internship without any...

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FEW of us have ever been in the position of Joseph Schooling at the 2016 Olympics. Even for someone with shoulders so broad, the weight of a nation's hopes and expectations must not be easy to...

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WE all like to think of ourselves as reasonable, well-meaning people. Not saints, certainly, but surely one of the good guys.

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WHEN I was in university, I worked as a waitress in the US during my summer vacation through a work-and-travel programme. One thing I learnt quickly is that Americans always start a conversation by...

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OBSERVERS from all around the world were understandably sceptical about the outcome of the Trump-Kim show that took place earlier this week, never mind that both parties hailed it as an unprecedented...

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DURING yoga class, I tend to ignore all the platitudes that my teacher spouts, especially when I'm trying to make it out alive. One of my very few takeaways from her class (aside from aches and...

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ESTHER* (not her real name) has been with the same company for many years, where she is highly regarded by both her bosses and peers as a highly competent worker.