SACS Articles

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Managing Workplace Stress: Causes, Symptoms and Strategies

Managing Workplace Stress: Causes, Symptoms and Strategies

Workplace stress can be positive as well as negative, and both affect wellbeing.

So how can organisations manage stress for their employees to ensure they’re engaged and productive but not unhappy or overwhelmed?

And what is the relationship between control and stress for wellbeing?

Characteristics of Resilient People and Resilience Techniques

Characteristics of Resilient People and Resilience Techniques

What are the characteristics of resilient people? What makes someone more likely to be able to cope with change and stress? And how does this tie into engagement?

We examine the marked differences in resilience across various industry sectors and income levels. And we also discuss six powerful techniques you can use in the workplace to increase resilience.

How to Recruit for Engagement Using Personality and Values

How to Recruit for Engagement Using Personality and Values

Can organisations recruit people who are more likely to be engaged?

There are genetic and learned traits that affect someone’s levels of engagement, and thus wellbeing, so businesses can use personality and values testing to identify candidates who are more likely to be engaged.

How to Measure Wellbeing at Work: Engagement Matters

How to Measure Wellbeing at Work: Engagement Matters

Workplace wellbeing is best represented by levels of engagement, which in turn can be looked at in terms of energy, flow and commitment (AKA vigour, dedication and absorption).

High engagement at work improves productivity, customer satisfaction and profits, while decreasing absenteeism, staff turnover and workplace accidents, amongst other things.

What Happiness Is and Where Happiness Comes From

What Happiness Is and Where Happiness Comes From

What causes happiness for people? Some say that money makes you happy, but our data doesn’t support that. Happiness in the brain comes from the dopamine and serotonin pathways, but there’s more to it.

There seem to be specific personality traits that increase your chances of being happy, along with five things, outlined in the PERMA model of happiness that determine your level of happiness.

Why Physical Health Matters for Wellbeing at Work

Why Physical Health Matters for Wellbeing at Work

Wellbeing at work is more than just the absence of illness or a problem. It’s about promoting physical health, to a point where people are thriving, physically fit and feeling resilient.

So what do organisations need to focus on to encourage healthier lifestyles? And how does this impact psychological health, and thus wellbeing?

Staff Turnover Research: Costs, Effects & Statistics

Staff Turnover Research: Costs, Effects & Statistics

Research gives us even deeper insights into the reasons that lead people to leave their jobs, and the resultant impact and costs to business.

We talk about the visible costs of staff turnover, and also the less obvious impacts, along with the key reasons and factors that lead someone to leave their job, including personality, demographics and leadership.