Mental Health Issues at Work

unhappy employee

Are you worried about someone at work because their behaviour is concerning you? Is your usually dependable colleague missing deadlines, looking tired and overwhelmed, avoiding social activities, or taking too many sick days? How do you address what’s happening – or more importantly, should you? You might think that it’s not your place to talk […]

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Fast Track Your Way Up the Corporate Ladder

HR, Career

Want that promotion? Getting the job done, and done well, is non-negotiable when it comes to career success, but there are other areas you can focus on to help you secure your next big promotion. A successful career requires more than knowledge and raw talent. Climbing the career ladder won’t be the result of one […]

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Build a Legacy

Legacy

If you had to leave your current line of work today, what would the footprint be that you leave behind? When you look back on your career, was it an epic journey so far, or merely a sequence of lucky escapes that will be forgotten fast? Will you still be talked about next week, next […]

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Creating a Healthy Work Environment

Healthy Work Environment

Providing a healthy work environment isn’t just the latest fad created by major corporations such as Google and Facebook. Why is this so important? Countless studies have been conducted over the years regarding the impact of the work environment on those who occupy it and that spending your days in a healthy, positive workplace can […]

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Pregnancy in The Workplace

Pregnant Employees

Most business owners that maintain a paid staff will, at one time or another, have a pregnant employee in the workplace. Historically this news has not always been welcomed by employers and has left women vulnerable. The good news is that companies of all sizes have adopted a more enlightened view on pregnancy issues in […]

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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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