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Egoli Chapter Member Survey 2021

Egoli Chapter Member Survey 2021

The EAPA-SA Egoli Chapter invites the Egoli Chapter’s members and stakeholders to support us in completing our Member Survey for 2021. The objective of this Member Survey is to obtain input from our members on the strategies and focal areas for 2021’s Operational...

Service Provider Guide Update: Feedback Required

Service Provider Guide Update: Feedback Required

Dear Valued EAP Stakeholder On behalf of EAPA-SA, I hereby wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you took and for joining us in the Service Provider Membership virtual consultation session held on Zoom on  held last Tuesday. As custodians of the EAP...

Farewell: Cheryl Pillay

Farewell: Cheryl Pillay

An EWP champion has earned her angel wings. It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Cheryl Pillay, a long standing member of the Nelson Mandela Bay Chapter of EAPA-SA. Despite her health challenges, she was always ready and willing to lend...

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

The detrimental effects of the coronavirus pandemic has placed EAP, as an industry, at the forefront of employee health and wellness like never before, including in the support of care workers and other essential workers  on the frontline in the fight to overcome...

EAPA-SA Workplace Guideline COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-19 Virus

EAPA-SA Workplace Guideline COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-19 Virus

OVERVIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC A contagious disease known as Coronavirus or COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-19 Virus, was first detected in China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide.  On 30 January 2020, The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared...

STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19

STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19

Date: 17 March 2020 SUBJECT: STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19  Dear Delegates, Members and Stakeholders,  In light of President Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday 15th of March 2020 regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and the state of disaster restrictions that the...

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

Call for content: The Board would like to showcase members and add to the Association’s valuable body of knowledge by inviting EAPA-SA members to become newsletter content contributors.

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

In order to continue providing our members with the highest quality, most topical content possible, EAPA-SA is seeking reputable contributions to EAPA-SA newsletter article content, covering leading practices and emerging issues from within the EAP industry. We ask...

EVENTS

Webinar 28 September: EAPA-SA Special General Meeting 2021

In light of not being able to meet in person. An EAPA-SA Special General Meeting was held online on 28 September 2021 at which a report-back on the past twelve-month period was given.In her welcome address EAPA-SA President, Thiloshni Govender, expressed her gratitude...

Cancelling Our Annual In-Person Event, Eduweek 2021

Cancelling Our Annual In-Person Event, Eduweek 2021

Dear Valued EAPA-SA Member   On behalf of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa (EAPA-SA) Board, I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Association. On the back of the more rigorous lockdown level instituted by...

Webinar 7 May: How Lockdown Moved Addiction Online

On 7th May, EduWeb presenter, Sorika de Swardt, who is a specialist Social Worker in private practice, specialising in addiction, trauma and mental health provided webinar attendees with a wealth of up-to-date information on the impact of COVID-19 in escalating the...

ARTICLES

Common Problems Facing Remote Workers

Since the first lockdown in 2020, working from home has had to become the new normal for many organisations. Almost two years later, many office workers are still working remotely, with their employers planning to continue remote or hybrid workplace models into the...

Webinar 13 October: Everyone needs a plan to retire

In a challenging and eye-opening EduWeb webinar on 13 October Elbie Venter, Sanlam Recurring Savings Specialist, presented on the importance of regular savings and investments, especially in difficult times. Her presentation was useful both to members of the EAP and...

Nipping Office Gossip in the Bud

Nipping Office Gossip in the Bud

To partake in gossip seems to be a fundamental human instinct, probably because our lives are deeply rooted in groups and communities and we depend on these people to survive. Research has found that people spend nearly an hour each day gossiping. Not all of this...

Fostering Communication in The Workplace

Fostering Communication in The Workplace

Effective communication in the workplace is essential to engender employee collaboration, avoid missed deadlines and prevent goings-on that could negatively affect an organisation. Ineffective communication, or having a communication gap, can cause confusion, waste...

Guidelines for Increasing EAP Usage

Guidelines for Increasing EAP Usage

For many years, employee assistance programmes (EAP) have recorded a trend of low utilisation within organisations across the world. This is a trend some industry professionals attribute to the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. However, with unprecedented...

The Role of Employee Wellbeing Programmes in Cyber Wellness

A great number of South African employees have been working from home since the start of the pandemic, making the responsibility of protecting an organisation's data, networks and apps even more of a challenge. While physical and mental wellness have been facets of...

What are the benefits of an EAP in the COVID-19 era?

What are the benefits of an EAP in the COVID-19 era?

The primary goal of an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) has always been to help with resolving or managing problems that can interfere with an employee's ability to perform their work. They are able to provide employees with the tools and resources that they need...

The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has given employers lots of challenges. Not only have they had to protect the health of their employees, they continue to have to cope with far-reaching operational disruptions. At the same time, they are having to execute plans for recovery and...

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