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Why Mentorship is Necessary

Why Mentorship is Necessary

When a child is born, he or she is usually brought into a family with two parents and extended family members as well as the community at large. The childemulates the behaviour of the parents as they grow and finally become adults. There is a saying in African culture that states that “it takes a village to raise a child” but even so, the parents get most of the credit. One can attribu... »

Get More Productive with These 7 Tips from Elon Musk

Get More Productive with These 7 Tips from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is best recognised as the visionary CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, but did you know that the 46-year-old entrepreneur is also famously productive, going as far as sending his employees a list with his recommendations on being productive in the office? [rml_read_more] Here are the seven productivity tips Musk offered in a letter sent to his Tesla employees, in his own words. 1.Large-format meet... »

7 Career Lessons That Double as Amazing Life Advice

7 Career Lessons That Double as Amazing Life Advice

After all, work and life aren’t all that separate from one another. Many of the lessons you learn from your job can shape your personal life, and vice versa. [rml_read_more] Below are seven career articles that double as good life advice—because yes, you should love what you do for eight hours of your day, but you should also love the life you live in the rest of those hours. There’s No Such Thing... »

3 Ways Engineering Job Seekers Can Make Great First Impressions

3 Ways Engineering Job Seekers Can Make Great First Impressions

First impressions are critical when it comes to landing a good engineering job. [rml_read_more] Making the wrong first impression could result in you getting disqualified from a job interview and never getting the opportunity to work at your dream company. All because you made a wrong first impression; especially if you didn’t know, at the time, that you’re making wrong impressions. In this articl... »

10 Ways Construction Executives Can Drive Technology

10 Ways Construction Executives Can Drive Technology

Technology is making business smarter, more efficient and innovative. In the construction industry, technology is a game changer, allowing contractors to deliver projects on time and reduce rework. With more millennials entering leadership in the industry, technology adoption may be inevitable.[rml_read_more] Growth in construction technology during the last five years has been exponential. In con... »

10 Common Project Management Mistakes in Construction

10 Common Project Management Mistakes in Construction

Everyone likes to share project success stories. The challenges and hiccups that occur during the project are not so willingly shared. As some roadblocks are inevitable, some problems can be avoided by good planning and leadership. [rml_read_more] Below are 10 common project management mistakes in construction that every general contractor should avoid. 1. Not Reading the Contract This should be d... »

Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining. From switchboard operator to film projectionist, three industrial revolutions down and we’ve already seen many jobs wiped from the face of the Earth.  More than half the global labour force will need to start reskilling and reinventing how they earn a living in the next five years, acco... »

How to be a great Leader

How to be a great Leader

Leader, noun. 1. “the person who leads or commands a group, organisation, or country.” »

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

As a Hardhat Professional, the four or five years spent studying for your tertiary qualification are filled with complex math and science.  Indeed, almost all Hardhat Professionals’ training pertains to the hard skills they will directly apply to problems in their field during their career. »

4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

The World Economic Forum found there are 10 critical job skills that will be in demand for the future job market of Industry 4.0.  Four of these skills will be particularly relevant to the high-tech economy »