Author: Kim van Schoor

The link between wellbeing, culture and business performance?

Wellbeing has become much more than a nice-to-have - it is a business imperative. Around the world, employers are united by a common challenge - a dramatic decrease in employee wellbeing. The 2021 Global Wellbeing Survey conducted by AON in partnership with IPSOS, reveals the top wellbeing risks...

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Staying Strong: emotional vaccine for Mediclinic Newcastle

Having navigated two waves of COVID-19 and preparing for a possible third, South Africa’s healthcare workers are dealing with ongoing mental stress, physical exhaustion, separation from families, and the pain of losing patients and colleagues.   The need   To manage these high levels of burnout, hospitals are searching...

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Staying Strong: addressing the dire need for connection

  One of the many tragedies of the COVID-19 is our loss of social connection. Previously, most of our working days involved a huge in-person component. We interacted face-to-face. We laughed over lunch, collaborated in meetings and attended events. Now, many of us connect and collaborate predominantly online with very...

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Looking for a wellbeing programme that sticks?

  In learning, content is key. But so is the learning methodology  This is true about all learning programmes, including those aimed at building emotional fitness and increasing resilience. If the focus is only on 'transferring content' on wellbeing, without touching people on a deeper level by changing...

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EmpowHer – a novel, holistic approach to accelerated women’s development

  “To ensure a sustainable pipeline of exceptional female leaders, companies need to be innovative in developing programs that provide opportunities for growth and  advancement, while also intentionally seeking out and encouraging these high-performing women to participate in these programs.” John Veihmeyer Chairman, KPMG International   EmpowHer is a powerful...

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Connecting Times

Welcome to Connecting Times - a valuable resource connecting you to innovative developments and meaningful insights in your quest to add value to the growth, engagement and wellbeing of your employees. A global emotional wellbeing crisis   The impact of prolonged anxiety and stress on emotional wellbeing and work performance is...

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Employee Wellbeing and Engagement: Inextricably intertwined

  Employee wellbeing and employee engagement are both critical to individual and organisational performance. These two are closely interlinked like two trees intertwined. When one is damaged, the other also suffers. The impact that prolonged anxiety, fatigue and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, described by psychologists as an emotional tsunami, has...

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Festive Greetings

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Leaders: You cannot pour from an empty cup

The role of leaders is to inspire and equip employees to bring their best to their work every day. Leadership matters most during tough times and the role of a leader has never been tougher. Coach, Supporter, Confidant, Cheerleader, Strategist, Predictor, Protector, Implementer and Extremely Tough...

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A significant contribution

  We are simultaneously humbled yet proud! Since 1994, we have been igniting purpose, passion and potential for growth in over 101 500 people in more than 1 350 organisations in 33 different countries. We have grown beyond what we thought possible and have been stretched,...

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