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How to understand medical scheme inflation

How to understand medical scheme inflation

2020 medical scheme increases of between 8% and 12% are going to be a bitter pill for members to swallow in the current economic environment and believes it could result in option downgrades and cancellation of…

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Focus on health and wellness in 2020

Focus on health and wellness in 2020

There are many ways medical aids can help their members live healthier lives.…

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How minor workplace shifts can turn work addiction into life addiction

How minor workplace shifts can turn work addiction into life addiction

For many, the workplace is more than just a place you go to forward your career. Work is a refuge, order in the chaos, a bastion of security, personal outlet and money-maker. There are processes,…

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Seasonal illness causes rise in absenteeism over the winter months

Seasonal illness causes rise in absenteeism over the winter months

Absenteeism, defined as unscheduled time off work, tends to increase in winter months around the world and costs the economy billions in lost time. Managing employee absence can be difficult if a clear absence management…

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Five myths around alcohol in the workplace

Five myths around alcohol in the workplace

A recent article on Healthline delves into some interesting facts, as well as five myths, about alcohol. These myths and facts also apply to the workplace. Business policies and environments can have an impact on…

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Sick employees to remain home

Sick employees to remain home

As the winter season firmly sets its icy grip throughout the country, leaving many vulnerable people incapacitated by the common cold with some being stricken by a serious case of influenza, it is vital for…

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8 tips for being happy at work

8 tips for being happy at work

Many people think that if only they worked for a cooler company, had a different job or made more money they would then be happy at work.…

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Evolving from HR to People Wellness

Evolving from HR to People Wellness

Just as is the case with many traditional business practices, the concept of human resources (HR) is also evolving and transforming.…

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What is the power of non-monetary staff incentives?

What is the power of non-monetary staff incentives?

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, one of the best-known theories of motivation, suggests that humans are motivated to fulfil basic needs: like food, shelter and safety – before striving to satisfy more complex needs: health, companionship,…

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Making your medical aid benefits last

Making your medical aid benefits last

As each new year begins medical aid members start with a clean slate, with new benefits and replenished savings available.…