Why appreciation is the most basic human need at work

BY CONNIE MUSISI Not long ago, I got into a tense debate with some colleagues on this topic. It noticed that I badly wanted to be appreciated for every assignment done whether home or at work, and to me it (appreciation) spoke volumes. During the festive season, I laboured to prepare for visitors a delicious meal – a  buffet dinner. It cost over five hours of concentration in the kitchen as if I was doing a Home Economics practical exam. All I got was an unceremonious “thanks” on their way…

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Finalists advised on professionalism

Workers join hands in teamwork at the work place (Internet Photo)

BY DOREEN KAJERU The Career and Placement Officehas organized various workshops for students, in a bid to groom and polish finalists who are soon joining the job market. The office invited professionals to guide students on ethics, etiquette and professionalism. Ms Connie Musisi, the Career and Placement officer at UCU, cautioned the students on discipline while at work. She advised them to respect authority when hired and always attach value to the work they are assigned. “There are common traits and factors that human resource managers seek from employees, especially…

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Career outreach programme bears fruit

How did you get to know about Uganda Christian University? (Graph by Career Development and Placement office)

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Eleven percent of the first-year students that joined the university this semester found out about it through the career outreach programmes, a survey carried out by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Career Development and Placement office at the main campus, Mukono, has said. The career development office has been conducting outreaches in secondary schools countrywide since 2014. Although none was conducted in 2015, they resumed in 2016 between March and August. The survey was done to find out the impact of the programme. “From a sample size of 500…

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