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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
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...

Webinar – 9 April: The Future of Work is Now Present

ICAS Sponsored our Seminar on the 9th of April, where Navlika Ratangee, Managing Director at ICAS Southern Africa, gave EduWeb attendees a very insightful and thought provoking presentation on the future world of work. Navlika is a clinical psychologist with an...

Webinar – 10 March: Pre and Post Retirement in the Workplace

On 10 March, Dinash Pillay, National Business Development Manager at Glacier by Sanlam brought EAPA-SA EduWeb attendees an incredibly valuable presentation, highlighting the need for ongoing pre and post retirement financial planning in order to enjoy a financially...

Webinar 25 February: The Covid-19 Impact on Municipalities

“Municipalities are very close to the people” – Dr V Tsako “Municipalities represent a sphere of government that is very close to the people. In terms of their mandate, they have to provide services to the community including water, sanitation, roads, housing and the...

Webinar 11 February: Together we can Eradicate Abuse

In a EduWeb webinar in February 2021, Paula Quinsee, Chief Empowerment Officer at Ati2ud and gender-based violence advocate brought EAPA-SA members invaluable, thought-provoking insights along with guidelines for the eradication of gender-based violence in South...

Webinar 4 December: Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Webinar 4 December: Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

EAPA-SA’s EduWeb seminar on 4 December was titled, Is remote work here to stay? It's a question  that is on a lot of people’s minds at the moment - some of us are looking forward to getting out from the constraints of our home office while others are only too happy to...

ARTICLES
An Employer’s Guide to Installing EAP Services

An Employer’s Guide to Installing EAP Services

Employers understand that their organisation can only benefit - both from a productivity perspective and in a way that will ultimately affect the bottom line - when its employees are not struggling with overwhelming personal issues. Employee Assistance Programmes...

Working From Anywhere – Is South Africa Ready?

Even before the pandemic, working from home was not a new concept. However, before COVID-19, many South African organisations treated it more as an occasional practice or perk, granted to specific employees. While first world countries have been embracing remote work...

How to Reduce Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious bias in the workplace is a commonplace occurrence that impacts one person’s opinion of another, based on facts or experiences from their past. These biases can negatively affect an organisation in several ways: during the hiring process when HR or managers...

Assisting Employees in the Aftermath of Trauma

Assisting Employees in the Aftermath of Trauma

Across the globe, people are living through sustained trauma on a scale not seen in over 70 years – since the end of World War 2. In South Africa, the colossal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic along with a lasting negative effect of recent civil unrest have left...

Executive Coaching – The Future of EAPs?

Executive Coaching – The Future of EAPs?

When attending to employees with behavioural or performance issues, some EAP programmes may use the terms counselling and coaching interchangeably. However, by definition, coaching differs from counselling in that it is not a remedial service, and using the term...

How to Turn a Toxic Workplace into a Healthier Environment

A toxic workplace can be defined as any place of work where the work, the atmosphere, the people, or any combination of these things cause serious disruptions in an employee’s work life and personal wellbeing. The intangible qualities that make the workplace a healthy...

Supporting employees with cognitive impairment

Supporting employees with cognitive impairment

There is a growing trend toward embracing “neurodiversity” in the workplace through recognising their worth and hiring individuals with neurological differences.  These differences include cognitive impairment, including conditions such as autism, dyslexia, ADHD among...

EAP Counselling Improves Employee Engagement and Productivity

EAP Counselling Improves Employee Engagement and Productivity

There has been much discussion surrounding the concepts of employee wellness and employee engagement in today’s world of work, but are these connected? Does a business benefit from enhanced employee engagement in real terms when it invests in the wellbeing of its...

Supporting Employees Amid Civil Disturbance

Supporting Employees Amid Civil Disturbance

Alongside the greatest global health challenge in over a century – brought about by COVID-19 and ensuing lockdowns – various protests were seen to mushroom around the world in 2020. 1 Among them, these protests demanded diversity, equity and inclusion, requiring...

Career Planning for the New Normal

Career Planning for the New Normal

Today’s world of work is more unpredictable than ever before. Many people have had their hard-fought career advancement come to a standstill because of unforeseen external forces, including organisation and industry disruptions brought about by COVID-19.According to...

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