Archive for Sep 2018

DEPRESSION IN THE WORKPLACE

INTRODUCTION Depression in the South African workplace is increasing at an astronomical rate in every sector of the labour market.[1] This trend is not unique to South Africa. Studies in the USA, UK, the EU and elsewhere reveal the same upward trajectory in the number of employees suffering from depression.[2] Work related stress is the…

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HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BOSS

Insomnia is serious, impairing your logical reasoning, executive function, attention, and mood, with a risk in serious cases of depression, anxiety, and symptoms of paranoia. In the long run, sleep deprivation is a main contributor to the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic insomnia has even been linked to a shorter life span –…

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“YOU’RE FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT” V “NO, I RESIGN” – WHO WINS?

You want to charge one of your employees with serious misconduct so you institute disciplinary proceedings. To avoid a possible dismissal the employee resigns “with immediate effect”. Can you go ahead with disciplining the employee? Until recently the answer was no, the Labour Court having decided in such a matter that immediate resignation brings an…

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BUYING YOUR FIRST HOUSE – AN ACTION PLAN

“Buy land – they’ve stopped making it” (Mark Twain) So you’ve decided to buy your first house – exciting! There’s nothing like owning and living in your very own dream house, and if you choose wisely your home could well be one of your most important investments ever. Get started with these tips – First,…

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DO YOU NEED A WILL?

“A man who dies without a will has lawyers for his heirs” (Anon) It’s natural not to want to make plans for our own mortality, but we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to do exactly that, and to do it without delay. Why? Sooner or later we all die. No one knows…

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