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How To Get (& Keep!) Gen Y Workers

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Feb 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Just mention the word ‘work’ to a young person and this is bound to be their reaction:

Ask any of the Gen Y, or Millennial workers, and they’d definitely tell you that work is a chore. The Independent reports that 43% of Millennials plan to leave their current job within two years or less, and only a quarter surveyed plan to stay at their current job for more than five years! Unlike previous generations, the Gen-Y’s don’t settle for less. Lizzo tells us, we need something more exciting, or if we’re tired of the work drama, seek your nirvana. An apt description as many young working adults find themselves job hopping until they find something that they’re truly happy with.

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Qworking 101

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Feb 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Why we do what we do, & why you should too


If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you found the article on our social media pages or on a Qworker’s page. Before we go into it, let’s start with the basics- Qwork is pronounced like ‘twerk’, just with a ‘q’ (pronounced like a ‘k’) instead of a ‘t’ in front.


Less confused now? Let’s keep going.

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Qualities of a Good Leader

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Jan 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Have you done a personality quiz before? It’s all the rage now. Whether it’s the MBTI test, DISC or Enneagram, we’re all curious to know who we really are. These tests tell us that some of us are leaders, while others are followers. They say that some people are born to take charge, and the rest are meant to be submissive.

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Tips To Create a Healthier Work Environment

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Jan 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Do you know that creating a happy work environment helps employees? You are probably thinking, why should I care or why do I want to? But it has been said that the more employees find purpose in their work, they are more able to increase productivity. People long for purpose and meaning providing a space where they can explore and enhance that allows them to experiment and increase their capabilities.

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Surviving On Minimum Wage - is it possible?

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Jan 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In this day and age, we are no longer able to survive on the same amount of money that our parents lived with back in the day. Recently, the minimum wage in Malaysia increased to RM 1,200 in major cities, while some major urban areas capped the minimum wage at RM 1,100 per month. This increase for workers in major cities was said to help people tackle the high living costs that come with living in the city. However, our question remains- despite the increase, are we able to sustain ourselves?

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Jumpstart Your Career Today

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Jan 3, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If 2020 is anything like 2019, there is a lot we’ll need just to get us through the year. And if the past few years are an indication of anything, 2020 could be a year of both political upheaval and environmental change too. In most third world countries (including our nation), the current in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even 5 years ago. The rise of modernisation had led the disruption in the way we work and live. Together with that, the current job landscape has also changed.  

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Falling Behind On All The Latest Workplace Trends

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Dec 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Here are some trends of 2019 that will help you prepare for the year ahead. Companies can be stuck in the past simply because they were unable to keep up with the rate at which the motivations of employees, methods of education and technological advancements.

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Bitter Truth After Graduated

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Dec 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When I was 24 and just graduated with BA Hons (and jobless)

While my parents can’t say they’re the proudest of me, I have found myself sitting at mamak circles with my friends, because that’s honestly all we can afford - who share the very same sentiment.

Now, we’re not bad people. Most of us went through university and graduated with at least a second class upper, (without failing any subjects, mind you), going through a few internship opportunities along the way and coming out into the working world hopeful and excited.

So what went wrong?

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How to Sustain Both Your Career and Health

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Dec 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Have you heard of the term karoshi? Karoshi is a Japanese term which can be literally translated into ‘overwork death’. It is a phenomenon that is increasing in numbers worldwide, where workers are dying from stress, heart disease and starvation- all because they are obsessively overworked.

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Workplace Discrimination

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Dec 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In our multicultural country filled with people from different age groups and social statuses, it is unfortunately unpreventable that discrimination is bound to happen. From primary school, hearing different races being called rude names; or young people saying the infamous ‘ok boomer’ line that is going around lately- this can and should be considered discrimination.

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