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What can an organisation do to maintain or improve its employees’ mental health?

Employees’ mental health

Employees’ mental health

Smart companies are aware of what Mr Dee Hock wants to express in his quote: You are only as good as the people who work for you and it is a competitive advantage if the people you have employed are not only well-qualified for the position, but also mentally and physically healthy.

I wrote about the financial burden of mental health disorders in one of my previous articles. Today I want to offer a range of easy strategies to improve your employees’ mental health.

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The Alliance – Managing Talent in the Networked Age [Book Review]

The Alliance

The Alliance

Written by the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman in association with Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh, this book challenges your thinking of your relationship with your employees. In a time where it is predicted that individuals will not only change job, but change career several times in the duration of their employment before retiring one day.

The concept presented by the authors is, in my opinion, unique and while I challenge the application thereof in a real world setting, it certainly proposes a new way of thinking about the relationship from the employer toward the employee.

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 2

#RWC2015 Lesson 2

#RWC2015 Lesson 2

Most people in the rugby world will probably continue to talk about the shock result of Japan beating South Africa at the Rugby World Cup 2015. The scale of this upset will be remembered for many years.

However, are there any lessons we can learn from this incident and apply it to our own management style and leadership repertoire?

What can we learn from this upset? Hire for attitude, train skills later. In previous articles we have written about this very important concept in the area of recruitment and selection of staff. The challenge is always to find the right people for your organisation. 

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The evaluation of a development program directed at the trait emotional intelligence of employees

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

The global corporate setting changes swiftly as a result of technological, economic and political developments. Due to these phenomena it has been noted that staff members in general experience a great increase in emotional strain, leaving a need for an effective program focused on enhancing employees’ ability to deal with such stressors via an increase in their trait emotional intelligence.

The following abstract and thesis was written by Sigi Lange, Managing Consultant at Capacity Trust.

This research forms the basis of the EQ development programme we offer as a training workshop to organisations.

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Predictors of employee engagement in selected organisations in the Windhoek area in Namibia

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

The academic study of engagement has its roots in studies of happiness and of burnout. Happiness consists of three distinct dimensions, namely, pleasure, meaning and engagement. The dimension of engagement is highly relevant to a working environment. The positive outcomes that have been linked to engagement have driven much of the research in this field.

Living in an increasingly competitive world where performance and competitive advantage guide the thinking patterns it has become important to investigate this concept in a local setting in order to determine its roots, its predictors and the underlying processes that influence and determine engagement.

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