Flexibility for Female Employees

Felxibilty Female Employee

Women make up 47% of employees entering the corporate workforce, and contrary to popular belief, the majority of women who leave the corporate workforce, actually want to stay. New data shows that women are underrepresented in the highest levels of leadership because they are being forced out by dated workplace structures. Turns out that only […]

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How Depression- Friendly Is Your Company?

Depression

Findings just released from a research study into the impact of depression on the South African workforce show that at least 1 in 4 employees have been diagnosed with depression, that the country’s economic engine age group of 25-44-year-olds are mostly affected, and that during their last depressive episode, employees took 18 days off work […]

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Managing Absenteeism This Winter

Office absenteeism

Is Winter making it hard for you to run a professional, profitable business? According to a survey released by Pharma Dynamics, almost 40% of South Africans are planning on “pulling a sickie” in June or July. Absenteeism is one of the major drivers of lost revenue, costing the South African economy around R12 to R16 […]

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Ways to Keep your Best Employees

HR

True, hiring “Rock stars” are one of the most important things you can do to put together a great team. But, the second most important thing is to retain your great employees. Great employees’ current and future contributions are often vital to the prosperity and, in some cases, even the continuance of the enterprise. So, […]

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Ways to Reward Your Employees

PANDA OFFFICE

Savvy business owners understand the true value of hardworking employees. Truth is, showing employees appreciation boosts morale and increases workplace effectiveness. And yes, when it comes to rewarding your employees, cash is king, but only for a few hours. Research indicates that money is not a long-term motivator. A 2013 study conducted by Make Their […]

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7 Best Interview Questions to Ask

HR PIC

During the interview process, most potential candidates will be on their best behaviour and will steer clear of responses that show them in a negative light. Of course this is human nature, but the fact is that no human being is perfect. Seeing a candidate for who they are – in terms of both the […]

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What Great Managers Do Differently

HR PIC

If you want to know the future of a company, look at the quality of the managers. We all know that great managers are integral to the growth and evolution of an organization.  So, what sets the great boss apart from the average boss? Turns out to be a small shift with big rewards! Gallup […]

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Minimize Workplace Negativity

Workplace Negativity

Whether it’s office politics, hostile relationships or a lack of trust; we’ve all been stuck in a work environment where a seemingly dormant volcano boils beneath the surface. Everyone suffers when the atmosphere at work is negative – employees, leadership, and ultimately the company. A negative employee can affect a work group or a team […]

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Incentives: Their place in a business setting

HR

It is important for every individual involved in human resources to understand that a business or organisation is run by its employees, not simply by corporate giants or abstract rules and norms which are not tangible or observed by the naked eye. Yes, it is people in an organisation who matter, and their emotionality plays […]

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Doodling: A means of concentration in the workplace.

doodles

Now that 2017 has officially started it is time to get back to the daily work schedule, fraught with what many perceive as meaningless and trivial tasks which demand a lot from our cognitive resources. As your ability to focus in meetings may be less than ideal for those of you who prefer more active […]

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