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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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