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OCTOBER 2015 Newsletter

 
 


South Africa’s health threats

Musculoskeletal disorders are the second and fourth most prevalent disabilities South Africans live with today. Don’t become a statistic.

People across South Africa are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries – including HIV/AIDS, low back pain, and major depressive disorder – decline more slowly than death rates, according to a new analysis of 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries.”

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Do workplace disability management programmes promote return to work?

The effectiveness of workplace-based disability management programmes in promoting return to work is unclear, according to a review by the Campbell Collaboration that nevertheless provides important insights into the components of these programmes.

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4 Ways to make leadership development part of your company culture

It looks like organisations are missing the mark on leadership development.

Only 35 percent of U.S. managers are engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup’s State of the American Manager report analysing responses from 2,564 U.S. managers surveyed in September and October 2013.

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How to know if a colleague is mentally ill

Mental illness in a work situation contributes to absenteeism, poor work quality and compromised productivity and needs to be correctly dealt with as quickly as possible.

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Issues & stress:
uncertainty & injustice

You know, one of the top 10 stressful life events is about legal issues – in particular going to jail. Whilst this experience does not happen to many people, the likelihood of being caught up in some form of legal dispute through work, family, or personal injury is a very common and very stressful wave of life!

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South Africa’s health threats

Musculoskeletal disorders are the second and fourth most prevalent disabilities South Africans live with today. Don’t become a statistic.

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Dealing with an alcoholic co-worker

Watching a co-worker struggle with alcoholism is painful. Not only will this individual be damaging their own life, but their addiction will impact their ability to do their job properly. Co-workers end up having to take up the slack, and this can lead to resentment. They will also have the uncomfortable dilemma of deciding whether to report these concerns to higher management. Alcoholism in the workplace can be the cause of a lot stress for everyone in the team.

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Absence Management

Employees certainly will get ill or injured during the course of their employment, and it is only right that they do not attend work when they are genuinely hurt or sick and need to recover. A workplace requires people to be at work as much as possible, and even if employees are not abusing their sick leave with genuine illness, understanding how much time has been lost is a useful tool to manage staff productivity.

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Do workplace disability management programmes promote return to work?

The effectiveness of workplace-based disability management programmes in promoting return to work is unclear, according to a review by the Campbell Collaboration that nevertheless provides important insights into the components of these programmes.

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Training employees for motivation

One key factor in employee motivation and retention is the opportunity employees want to continue to grow and develop job and career enhancing skills. In fact, this opportunity for employees to continue to grow and develop through training is one of the most important factors in employee motivation.

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Top 10 ways to retain your great employee

Key employee retention is critical to the long term health and success of your business. Managers readily agree that retaining your best employees ensures customer satisfaction, product sales, satisfied co-workers and reporting staff, effective succession planning and deeply embedded oorganisational knowledge and learning.

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4 ways to make leadership development part of your company culture

It looks like organisations are missing the mark on leadership development.

Only 35 percent of U.S. managers are engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup’s State of the American Manager report analysing responses from 2,564 U.S. managers surveyed in September and October 2013.

...Read more




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Working Well Magazine 2015

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