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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.…

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How to tame your temper

How to tame your temper

We have all lost our temper at some point, we are after all human.…

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Bonitas – Why its not another Loyalty programme?

Bonitas – Why its not another Loyalty programme?

Members of Bonitas Medical Fund will now have access to free lifestyle vouchers as well as discounted offers on gap cover and financial services products through the Fund’s new multi-insurer platform. …

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How to run your office like a well-oiled machine

How to run your office like a well-oiled machine

Employee productivity is no longer based on hours spent staring at a computer screen but rather the amount of time workers are doing their best thinking alone and in collaboration with colleagues. Well designed spaces,…