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Apply healthy family dynamics in the workplace

Badly managed workplace stress costs the South African economy billions of rands each year. It debilitates management and employees alike. Counselling psychologist, Dr Anthony Costandius, points out that nurturing your employees’ emotional strengths can help management and staff to endure and thrive.

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Strategic HR can improve the lot for new generations

There is a huge potential for generation Y and Z – young people born in the 80s and 90s – to play a positive role in building a much-needed new business environment in South Africa. However, they make up the majority of the unemployed in the country…

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Employee mobbing in a nutshell

Being a student of psychology, I had always thought of mobbing in terms of crazed soccer fans, at a soccer match, attacking their counterpart’s fans. However, mobbing can exist in your company – it could be happening even as you read this article! Alison Eloff tells us more.

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SA staff expect more value from their employers

Many companies, because of the recent global recession, have been unable to reward employees appropriately. Because of limited employment opportunities, employees have tended to stay within companies despite reduced benefits, poor bonuses, low salary increases and limited career development opportunities.

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Challenging the status quo is crucial for equality in the workplace

In a recent survey conducted by the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWA), it was found that only 4.4% of women in corporate South Africa hold the position of chief executive or managing director in a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company. Only 5.3% of chairpersons in listed companies are women.

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