Samod Biobaku is a Nigeria-based writer and blogger. Samod has written and edited for The SUN, Punch, Newswatch, Ringier Nigeria, Bigsam Media, Nigerian Bulletin, Simply SAMAD, Swish Interativ, Hello Nigeria, National LIFE, iCampus, PottersPerspective, Private Property and Cheki

When is the Best Time to Start Preparing For Retirement?

A happy retirement is not something you wish for. You have to plan for it and make it happen. You’re not going to work forever so it’s important to come up with a plan of how you’re going to take care of your financial needs when you stop working. Retirement is easily one of the

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How Much of Your Salary Should You Save before 30?

The golden rule is that by age 30, the money you have saved should correspond to your annual salary. This gives you a very clear picture of how much you need to save. If you earn N180,000 monthly, by the time you are 30, you should have N2.1 million at the bare minimum. This figure

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Jobs of the Future: Ways to Attract & Retain Productive Employees

What will premium employees with high productivity really want from Nigerian employers in the future? How can employers recognise, attract, hire and retain these workplace gems whose interests span beyond the walls of fat paychecks? These were some of the questions tackled by the Amaka Okwuashi, Head of Human Resources, Jobberman Nigeria during the second

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Key Learnings from Jobberman Best 100 Companies Survey

The previous edition of the Jobberman ‘Best 100 Companies to Work For in Nigeria‘ revealed organisations that employees considered the leading brands to work for as rated by employees and professionals. As expected, not all companies made the mist. For companies that made the list, there were key takeaways just as there were lessons for

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Jobs of the Future: Skills You Need to Stay Relevant

The future job market will be competitive and will see you competing with humans, machines and robots with Artificial Intelligence to stay relevant. The way out is to ensure that you upgrade your skill-set through relevant training. The ultimate goal is to gradually move away from a single skill into embracing a plethora of skills

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Tips to Promote a Culture of Tolerance in the Workplace

The typical workplace is made up of employees from different backgrounds, religions and cultures. To coexist and function efficiently as a team, they must learn to tolerate each other. This means your employees must learn to tolerate the multitude of differences they will encounter when interacting with their colleagues. To underscore the importance of tolerance

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Future Workforce: 6 Ways to Woo Millennials

One of the biggest characteristics of millennials is the fact that they rarely work for a company for more than a year before moving on to another job. The reason for this is simple. Millennials want to work differently. They do not believe in the old ideal of the workplace; where employees resume at 9

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Apps and Gadgets That Will Change the Way You Work

Once upon a time, sending a letter to the senior marketing executive in a company would mean typing out a letter on a typewriter, sealing it in an envelope and using the post office. Today, sending an email to the same senior marketing executive can be done in a space of 2 minutes. The difference

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Reasons You Should Consider Working in a Bank

The banking industry in Nigeria stands out as one of the most attractive industries for qualified candidates in Nigeria. Evidence of this was revealed in the ranking of 3 banks within the top 10 in the Best 100 Companies to Work For in Nigeria. What makes the banks so alluring to qualified candidates? This article

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Top Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

When searching for a job or looking out for a new one, it is not enough to be qualified for the job. You need to know how to pass the interview stage. There are certain interview mistakes that can prevent you from getting hired even if you are the best fit for the job. What

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