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Employee Assistance Programmes

Do you offer Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) for companies? Yes. We work with your company to address particular concerns, such as workplace mental health, change management, retrenchment, and more. Depending on your needs and type of organisation, we may suggest: 1. Workplace observation and evaluation 2. Review of current manpower practices (performance appraisals, training needs, etc) and recommendations 3. HR management for family businesses 4. Team building via action learning 5. Developing a project-centric workplace 6. Group talks on workplace motivation, de-motivation and burnout 7. One on one career counselling services How much does it cost? Our services are modular. You may select only those which are most relevant to you. Pricing depends on the number of staff involved and / or number of sessions. I’m interested. What next? Contact us for an appointment. We’ll meet up with you to get a better idea of your needs, and how we can work together. Following this meeting, if we decide to proceed, we will send you a detailed...

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Motivation in the Workplace

About the course This programme is designed to increase awareness of why we like (or dislike) facets of our work, and how our preferences are shaped and acted upon. Using techniques from cognitive behavioral psychology, participants will gain an understanding of what motivates them in the workplace, and provide insight on how to manage periods of stress and demotivation. Over a one-day session, we cover: Senses we use Needs vs wants: Understanding how we prioritize Blocks: negative automatic thoughts 5 basic needs: Introduction to William Glasser’s Choice theory plus an exercise on how disequilibrium happens Push and Pull: Understanding the differences between internal and external motivators Workplace dynamics: Get an understanding of supportive behaviours of people and expectations of the physical environment at work Recognising burnout Who should attend? This course is intended for employees as well as for supervisors. Max 12 participants. Back to course list Vinod Balagopal Director Delivered by Vinod Balagopal, social psychologist and career counsellor. Courseware designed by our...

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Is it ok to quit my job before I have a new one?

by Roberta Balagopal, Recruiter As you can probably guess, the answer is “it depends.” In part, it depends on your circumstances, particularly whether it is actually possible for you to quit and be without an income for a while. If you have rent, debts or dependants to support, that doesn’t mean you can’t quit, but you will need to consider carefully whether your quitting will cause hardship for you and your family. This is obvious stuff. The very fact that you are questioning whether it’s ok to quit is probably an indication that you are experiencing some distress or discomfort in your current job, and that it’s bad enough to want to leave NOW. Maybe you should, and maybe it will be the best thing for your health, mental state and career if you do. But before you make any big decisions, think about one thing: Feeling discomfort (emotional pain, depression or anger) tends to block your capacity to think clearly about your situation, and to decide what’s in your best interests. No one can answer this question for you, but in order for you to answer the question for yourself, you’ll need clarity. You can try to achieve clarity in a few ways: 1. You can take a break, long or short. You can ask for a sabbatical or to reduce your hours to part time. This will...

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Change Management

About the course The Change Management course will provide participants with strategies to manage organisational change effectively in their companies and work teams. COURSE AGENDA · Fundamentals of change management · Change process · Obstacles to change · Managing change · Adapting to change · Coping with uncertainty · Moving forward Who should attend? This course is ideal for CEOs and senior/departmental managers. Course duration 1-day session, 7 hours Back to course list Mohan Balagopal Managing Director Customised and delivered by Mohan Balagopal. Mohan has over 25 years experience in engineering, training, consultancy and general...

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Effective Hiring and Onboarding

About the course This programme covers the entire hiring process, from identifying a need for a new staff to the first 3 months on the job. With plenty of real life examples and practical tips, it is intended as an introductory course to ease the challenges employers face when finding, selecting and inducting new staff. Over a one-day session, we cover: What is the hiring and onboarding process? The modern hiring process: what has changed in the last 5 years? The hiring process in detail: scoping, sourcing, interview and offer letter Inhouse vs working with recruiters Onboarding: planning, essential tools and implementation The first 3 months: what happens if..? Practical examples Who should attend? This programme is ideal for small business owners who are new to the hiring and onboarding process. It is also suitable for SMEs that are experiencing challenges in finding and retaining suitable staff. Max 12 participants. Back to course list Vinod Balagopal Director Delivered by Vinod Balagopal, social psychologist and career counsellor. Courseware designed by our...

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