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...

Join the conversation on Social Media

Join the conversation on Social Media