What is EAP?

What is EAP? There are thousands of acronyms for us all the remember in the workplace, however there is one that doesn’t seem to have enough awareness around it. We think it’s one of the most important ones for you to know as well. Studies show that only 14% of employees are satisfied with their […]

The Importance of Friendship to Mental Health

Humans as social beings continuously depend on friendship to survive in their environment. It’s in their nature that they connect with one another which is a protective factor in improving their mental health (Cadzow, 2009). Without the social connection, loneliness becomes inevitable and can increase the risk of mental health issues. For example, in a […]

Giving your employees praise in a fun way

According to Dr. Donald Clifton’s book How Full Is Your Bucket, the number one reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. Recognition is one of the most important things you can do to increase retention and lower turnover. Recognition can come in many ways –  from the company to an individual, […]

Happiness in the Workforce

Similar to workplace buzzwords like “innovation” and “transformation”, workplace “happiness” seems to be thrown into the mix. However, it’s often in organisations there is significantly less focus on addressing workplace happiness. Why is this? Often it comes down to organisations not acknowledging the positive effects of employee happiness to overall business success. So to help […]

First Impressions Count

FACT: When you are presented well you feel and often act more confident. According to Business Insider, first impressions are made within 7 seconds. If poor first impressions are made, it can be difficult to undo them and they set the tone for future encounters. Remember, a picture can be worth a thousand words. Often […]

Workplace Happy Hack – Technology

In recent times, the Human Resources (HR) industry has seen major changes.   Traditionally, HR was mostly a paper intensive, structured area.   The rapid change in technology has had a huge impact on the workplace in recent times.  The incorporation of recent technological advancements has completely redefined the role of HR all over the world and […]

Managing Grief & Loss at Christmas in the workplace

Although grief and loss are universal or does not discriminate across cultures and social class, they are widely overlooked issues in the workplace, an element that may contribute to complicated grief for the bereaved and to loss of productivity and workplace disruption for the employer. The bereaved, whether out of fear, embarrassment, or endurance, often […]

Anxiety at Party-time

It’s summer! Bring on the warm weather, celebrations and good times and queue the anxiety. Most of us have moments when were are shy or nervous about meeting new people or having to make conversation with people outside of our comfort zone. But when these nerves becoming overwhelming and affect your ability to socialise and […]