Employee Wellness


If you’re trying to create a cohesive and collaborative work environment, having happy employees is fundamental. When your employees have improved wellbeing, they will feel more comfortable in their surroundings and be more confident in their abilities.

Employee wellness programs have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to improve a company's overall health and keep it running smoothly. While there are many different opinions on what makes a successful, effective employee wellness program, there are several key elements all managers should include.

As a result of Covid-19, employers need to re-look office culture, teamwork, and talent strategies to acknowledge both a shifting business landscape and changing employee expectations.

Mentoring is a relationship in which an older or more experienced person helps guide and teach someone who is less experienced. There are many different types of mentors such as teachers (professors), coaches that help people reach their goals; life coaches; business mentors/advisors; spiritual advisors with wisdom from another culture or belief system to offer insight into one's own beliefs.

A diverse group of people mixed within the workplace is bound to stir up some interesting issues. Creating a workplace where there is a positive culture of tolerance is the key to harnessing the competitive edge a diverse workforce gives the business.

Conservatively estimated, one in four women will experience sexual harassment in the workplace at some stage during their working lifespan. The personal toll on these women - and those around them who deal with the secondary effects - is immense.

A great deal of noble and important work has been done on DEI in recent years, but we have hit a ceiling. That’s largely because diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives tend to select a core set of visible demographic minorities, segment people into these groups, and assume they define the workplace experience.

There are numerous reasons why employees might lack performance. Reasons can include mental health and workplace wellness, or employees might purely lack skills that may impact their performance.

Roughly, people who work an average of 40-45 hours per week, spend about 30% of their lifetime working. Did you know that a typical employee will spend an average of 2 years of their life in work meetings?

One in four employees has been diagnosed with depression, and the country’s economic contributors aged 25 to 44 are most affected, taking more than 18 days off work due to the condition.

As South African workers, students and learners start feeling the happy vibes of holidays that are just around the corner, many will try to just muddle through the next few days or weeks, forgetting that holidays can actually be a very stressful time.

As we approach the end of the year, businesses look to reach year-end targets and employee stress levels are on the rise.

Companies are increasingly offering employees more than traditional medical
aid benefits in an effort to keep their workforce healthy, happy and

The pursuit of happiness at work is about relationships, fulfillment, values and
validation and these relationships dictate that all these elements need to co-exist to
achieve ultimate wellbeing and a happy work day every day.

What are the risks involved in telling your employer about your mental illness? Many mental health sufferers are torn between hiding their condition and facing possible stigmatisation. Here are some factors to consider before making this important decision.

HIV/AIDS remains the number one cause of death amongst South Africans between 15 and 50 years old. Since this includes the bulk of South Africa’s working population, it is important to reflect on the status of the fight against the epidemic in the South African workplace.

July is listed as mental illness awareness month by the Department of Health and to show support, Siyakha Consulting Executive Director, Dionne Kerr aims to alert employers to the challenges around mental illness in the workplace and how to deal with issues like discrimination by co-workers.





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