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

5 Steps to Building Productive Teams at Work

Performance indicators all over the world have shown that a productive team of employees will almost always outperform individual talent or people working individually on the same tasks. It becomes even more pronounced in high-pressure working situations when a diverse range of skill sets are needed especially when deadlines are not flexible. As an employer,

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Effective Ways of Managing Stress at Work

Several studies have shown that stress at work can lead to extreme depression and work-related suicide, which is also known as the silent death. A growing number of these cases have been traced to Researchers have linked these suicides to what experts have termed a deterioration of working conditions; with unmanageable workloads and increased job

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Personal Development Books You Should Read Before 30

Have you ever read a personal development book? If you haven’t, chances are that you probably don’t understand why you should even read one in the first place. Regardless of your area of specialisation, you will get to a point where you find yourself struggling with certain challenges. What if the answers to all your

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2018 Recruitment Trends: 6 Learnings From Experts

The best way to achieve your goals is to plan your work but it doesn’t end there. You also need to work the plan because planning is essential to success. To help you prepare better for the year, we have compiled a total of 6 learnings from experts, which cover 2018 recruitment trends you should

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Career Growth Versus Career Development

Pitching career growth versus career development doesn’t make them completely unrelated but it doesn’t make them the same thing either. Can they be used interchangeably? The answer is no but they are both very crucial to your career advancement. It’s time to set the records straight – They do not mean the same thing. We

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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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