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Managing employee absenteeism in the face of Coronavirus

Managing employee absenteeism in the face of Coronavirus

With coronavirus causing fear and panic around the globe, and while no cases have yet been identified locally, many large employers in South Africa have put task teams in place to mitigate risk. …

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How to improve workspaces to give employees what they most want

How to improve workspaces to give employees what they most want

In an effort to support a healthier and more productive workforce, employers increasing spend on well-intentioned wellness programs such as onsite gyms and standing desks. …

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The Coronavirus in the workplace: here’s what you should do

The Coronavirus in the workplace: here’s what you should do

The coronavirus outbreak has sent shudders around the world. Markets have taken a tumble as investors fear the impact on businesses and the global economy, and travellers are cancelling flights to affected regions as concerns…

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Prepare for the risks of Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)

Prepare for the risks of Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)

On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and issued advice as Temporary…

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Reduce employee burnout in your organisation

Reduce employee burnout in your organisation

Deborah Kuness shares ideas with Alan Hosking on how to reduce employee burnout in the workplace. …

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Tips to help manage seasonal productivity dips

Tips to help manage seasonal productivity dips

It’s no surprise that January and February weigh in as the least productive months of the year with most South Africans still stuck in a post-holiday slump, which can last for several weeks. …

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5 Reasons why you should consider remote work policies

5 Reasons why you should consider remote work policies

Remote work is a strategy that companies have implemented because of how it benefits both employees and the organisation through non-monetary staff incentives. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs explains that the fulfillment of basic needs is…

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Why achieving fulfilment at work is important

Why achieving fulfilment at work is important

There is a fundamental flaw in the way that many employers view labour: as an input cost that, like all other costs, must be minimised in the pursuit of efficiency. This is an attitude advanced…

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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. …