Author: Simone Marais

Equipping Peermont’s leaders to help their people combat the ‘Emotional Tsunami’ of Covid-19

Globally, health experts are concerned about the continuing high levels of grief, fear, anxiety and uncertainty that individuals are experiencing as a result of Covid-19 – increasingly referred to as an ‘Emotional Tsunami.’   The need   The pandemic has also significantly impacted almost every industry, with companies in...

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Accelerated development for women where its needed most

“Conventional wisdom says that women hit a ‘glass ceiling’  that prevents them from reaching senior leadership positions. In reality, the biggest obstacle that women face is the first step up to the role of manager – the ‘broken rung’. This broken rung results in more women getting stuck at the...

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Are your employees barely hanging on?

Many people are barely hanging on'. The impact of prolonged anxiety and stress on emotional wellbeing and work performance is HUGE -  at a time when organisations need their people to perform at their peak. Staying Strong is a powerful programme that strengthens employees wellbeing. It builds...

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Growing the Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and leadership skills of Community Leaders

Scatec is an integrated, independent power producer delivering affordable and sustainable energy worldwide. A frontrunner in renewable energy, Scatec develops, builds, owns and operates power plants across emerging markets. Sustainability is integrated into Scatec’s operating model. Considering this, Scatec recognises the importance of developing rewarding long-term...

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Needing an ’emotional vaccine’?

Staying Strong is a powerful 'emotional vaccine'. Provided in the recommended dosages - it will build employees’ emotional fitness – resilience, optimism, ownership and flexibility – allowing them to persevere during tough times. It also equips HR and leaders with the tools and skills to demonstrate their care...

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Looking for a way to meaningfully support your employees?

"Almost everyone I know has faced some form of pandemic fatigue. In the face of these increasing demands, offering resources that build capacities in business leaders to respond as caregivers is a key job of HR." - Abbreviated quote of Dave Ulrich in people Leaders Report...

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Helping employees cope with persistent uncertainty

After seven months of extreme uncertainty, many of us are experiencing waves of anxiety and fear. Psychologists refer to these feelings of fear and persistent uncertainty, as an ‘emotional tsunami’. They further warn of the impact that prolonged anxiety can have on emotional wellbeing, interpersonal...

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Helping employees to grow their Money Sense

After a particularly challenging year, PWC's 2020 Employee Financial Wellness Survey reports that financial matters are the top stressor among employees globally. Financial problems do not only impact every facet of the lives of those affected, but also the organisations for which they work. It is estimated...

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Helping employees buy wisely this holiday season

Our “above the surface" spending habits are influenced by our “below the surface" needs (both conscious and subconscious) - emotions, attitudes, values, perceptions & beliefs. Marketers understand the psychology behind this only too well and we are lured into buying for all the wrong reasons. As employers, we...

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Helping employees make sense of their cents to boost your bottom line

At some stage, we’ve all been lured by the tantalising bait of advertisers and salespeople. While it’s important to dream about the things we want, pursuing these wants should not outstrip our ability to meet our needs. Differentiating between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ can be tricky, as...

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