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How to boost your career while on lockdown

Productive activities to boost your career while on Lockdown

We are now well into the second week of our national Lockdown here in South Africa. And although all signs seem to indicate that the spread of the COVID-19 virus is slowing, we still have a long way to go. Many people have used this time to catch up on a few Netflix series, but others have been using this time productively to further their careers.

You might be wondering what can you possibly do during a national Lockdown that will benefit your career when this has all passed. Well, there are a number of extremely productive activities available for you that can all be done from the comfort of your “Lockdown Palace” or as I like to call it, home. Check out these 5 simple ideas to boost your career while on lockdown.

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Sick Leave in South Africa

Sick Leave in South Africa | What you need to know

Many workers do not entirely understand the law surrounding sick leave and the individual rights of both the employer and employee. Fortunately, as with most employee/employer-related questions we can find most of the answers in the basic conditions of employment act or the labour relations act, and this is no exception.

In this article, we take a look at how many sick leave days an employee is entitled to, what you should be paid on sick leave and if you need to supply a sick note.

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How to claim from UIF

How to claim from UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund)

How to claim from UIF (Unemployment Fund). Losing your job for whatever reason is stressful and incredibly overwhelming. To make matters worse, jobs are becoming more and more scarce, this can mean that unemployed job seekers are unable to generate an income for quite some time while between jobs. This loss of income can be devastating for individuals and their families. Fortunately, we have what is known as the unemployment fund in South Africa which offers slight relief during this difficult time.

The UIF is designed to offer temporary relief to workers who have lost their jobs due to dismissal or retrenchment. But it does not stop there. It will also cover people who can not work because of illness, maternity/adoption leave and even relatives of workers who have passed away. Let's take a closer look at the unemployment insurance fund, figure out who is covered and how to claim from UIF when needed.

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10 tips for starting a new job

10 Tips for starting a new job

It does not really make a difference how long you have been a member of the workforce, starting a new job is going to cause a mixture of stress and excitement in anyone. It is normal to feel nervous and completely out of your comfort zone on your first day at a new job. Understandably you are going to want to make a great first impression on your new work colleagues, so to help you prepare and start with the best foot forward I have compiled 10 tips for starting a new job.

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13 signs that it is time to quit your job

13 Signs that it is time to quit your job.

Thinking about resigning from work? Let's face it, everyone has a bad day at work from time to time, often leaving the office in a huff, promising to hand in their resignation the very next day. Yes, we have all been there. So how will you know that this is not just another one of those, “moments of weakness?” How do you know that it genuinely is the right time to resign?

Check out these 13 signs that it might be time to resign.

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