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Employee Wellness

Company morale can be a rollercoaster ride. What goes up usually comes down. The trick is to soften the blow and to get back to a “high morale” as quickly as possible. 

South Africa’s working fathers are entitled to paternity leave for the first time from earlier this year, and companies that offer family-friendly workplaces and employee benefits are more likely than ever to be employers of choice and ensure employee loyalty, performance and talent retention.

The use of anti-depressants in South Africa has increased by more than 50% over the last five years. 

The publication of the National Health Insurance Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa.

For many, wellbeing in the workplace means physical health: ergonomic furniture, a fitness centre and healthy choices in the cafeteria. 

As South African Women’s Day rolls round again, we can draw satisfaction from the small victories achieved along the way.

Burnout is now officially recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a clinical syndrome, legitimising the physical and mental impact that overwork can have on employees. 

<p>Australia is in the <a href="https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-welfare/australias-welfare-20...">bottom third</a> of OECD countries when it comes to working long hours, with <a href="https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/ac1e8df0-4f19-4c59-9df8-3211c395bd3f/ai...">13% of us</a> clocking up 50 hours or more a w

Psychopaths are not just found in serial killer movies and crime novels – they stalk corporate corridors too, where their trail of destruction might not include murder but can mean the death of productivity, motivation and profits.

It’s no wonder that most medium-size companies are losing up to 105 days a year due to staff calling in sick because of the common cold or flu, since the majority of South Africans seem to be ill-prepared for the health challenges that the winter typically brings.

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