Apr 26, 2021 12:45:00 PM
How do businesses identify and reduce Work Disability Risk?

Australian statistics report that 92% of their serious mental health concerns in the workplace are mainly caused by work-related stress. Other countries are not far off, unfortunately.

Problems like mental exhaustion, physical weariness and emotional burnout put employees at risk of what’s called ‘work disability’.

Work disability risk occurs when employees become unable to work due to ongoing illnesses, consistent anxiety or enduring injuries. This can be due to extreme job dissatisfaction and stress, resulting in employees losing the motivation to go to work and perform their roles. As a result, your company suffers from longer-term negative consequences including lost productivity, poor customer service and lower revenue generation.

Every business and employee wants to avoid this outcome. So it’s important to understand work disability risk and how you can mitigate its impact.

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Mar 23, 2021 1:55:10 PM
How to effectively address staff turnover risk

Why do you think Google invests in providing office spaces that cater to various relaxation, creativity and socialisation activities for employees?

Have you ever wondered why Nike prioritises inclusion and diversity across their business, or why NVIDIA provides generous medical plan benefits for their staff?

The answer is simple.

Companies know that employees are integral for excellent service delivery and overall success. The workforce drives performance, and that’s why businesses often go over and beyond to keep people on board and motivated.

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Feb 24, 2021 7:15:00 AM
How can sickness and absence risk impact your company?

Leave from work comes in many forms – career’s, annual, personal leave, just to name a few. This paid time off work is just one way of showing you care for your employees’ welfare.

However, when your employees are using their leave entitlements, such as sick leave, for purposes that are not in line with what they are intended for, this can have a negative impact on your organisation and even indicate that they’re not content in their roles.

When not properly managed, employee absenteeism can become a serious threat to your business. Frequent, unscheduled and unauthorised days off affect productivity levels, the delivery of service and the overall morale of your company.

It can also have a negative impact on your bottom line. In fact, absenteeism is costing the Australian economy more than $44 billion every year - equating to $578 per worker per day of absence.

To mitigate sickness and absence risk from hurting your business, you must understand what motivates these kinds of unplanned absences and know how to deal with them.

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Jan 25, 2021 1:00:00 PM
Are your employees heading towards burnout?

The signs of burnout can creep up very quickly in employees when their physical, mental and emotional strengths are reaching close to exhaustion.

However, the effects of employee burnout are not just limited to their personal welfare alone. It can lead to significant complications like lower productivity levels, higher absenteeism rate, reduced employee engagement and increased employee turnover.

As part of the Human Resources or leadership team, you’ll know that staff burnout often results in additional costs – financial, reputational and cultural – for your business, too.

Recognising the early signs and risk factors of employee burnout can help you prevent these serious issues from occurring. After all – prevention is better than cure.

Fortunately, there are innovative tools like VibeCatch’s employee engagement QWL (Quality Work Life) Polls that can provide your organisation with relevant insights in addressing employee burnout before they happen.

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Dec 15, 2020 7:30:00 AM
7 Ways How To Best Recognise Your Employees

Like flowers that are nurtured with attention and care, employees bloom when they are acknowledged and appreciated.

Employees are human and it’s crucial to never forget this.

Their recognition is an important aspect of internal engagement as it shows how you value your staff’s contribution, performance, attitude and effort towards the accomplishment of your company’s goals.

Now that the year is coming to a close, you have the perfect opportunity to recognise your employees for all the hard work they did, especially during this year. 2020 has been a challenge but your teams have worked hard to keep things running, despite everything.

So, if you’re looking for the best ways to give employee recognition, we’ve prepared some useful tips to help you!

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Dec 10, 2020 8:15:32 PM
Identifying Employee Risks In Your Organisation With Vibecatch QWL

As a Team Leader, HR Manager, or CEO of a company, your primary concern is the wellbeing and motivation of your employees. You know your employees are your biggest asset and that creating a positive work culture is a main driver of productivity and profit for a company.

As leadership, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a tool that gives you the ability to know in advance how your employees feel, as well as provides a solid approach to prevent and/or mitigate the biggest risks that affect employee engagement and productivity in the workplace?

Now, you can do even more with Vibecatch employee engagement QWL (Quality Work Life) polls, with new features and report functions that provide concrete numbers to assess risks and to help you move forward with actionable items that will improve your company’s QWL.

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Nov 25, 2020 11:02:44 AM
5 Reasons Why HR Needs To Invest In Employee Pulse Surveys

Work has been challenging for everyone lately.

In particular, employees are having to bear the responsibility of producing consistent results despite the unprecedented turbulence and recent disruptions.

As part of a company’s HR or Management team, you have to check in on them more frequently to assess:

  • their overall welfare and mental health
  • if they feel sufficiently supported across all aspects of their job and
  • if they have the means to succeed, despite working remotely or under unusual conditions.

Most businesses have been doing this through lengthy surveys. Unfortunately, these tend to not be very effective in resolving employee engagement issues.

To bridge this gap between survey results and employee engagement, more companies are now investing in pulse surveys. Here’s what you need to know about pulse surveys and how they can address your business’ needs.

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Oct 29, 2020 11:02:33 PM
QWL: The Best Way To Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee engagement surveys, as discussed in our previous blog, have an important role in collating and understanding your team’s levels of motivation, involvement and satisfaction towards your company and the work they do.

Most of the time, employee engagement surveys are conducted through generic ready made pulse surveys that can include an option of creating your own questions.

While this is the default option, a Quality of Work Life (QWL) engagement survey offers a much higher and more useful level of insight.

Here’s why conducting a QWL engagement survey can help your business in many ways by learning more about your staff.

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Sep 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM
7 Best Practices For Conducting Employee Engagement Surveys

Hiring great people is one thing. However, to achieve growth and success, the key lies in retaining them over the longer term.

Employee engagement is a crucial part of talent retention because engaged employees are more satisfied with what they do. They find fulfilment in achieving their tasks and they are happy working with their colleagues and assisting your customers.

How your employees feel towards their job also impacts the ways they deliver results and contribute to the overall goals of your business.

So, how do you measure their engagement? By conducting an employee engagement survey.

When done correctly, it can help you assess employee situations better and gain helpful insights for overall business improvement.

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Aug 18, 2020 12:30:00 AM
Easy Steps to Avoid Employee Burnout

Employee burnout, unfortunately, a common scenario today, with the fast-paced, high-pressure world we live in. 

Burnout can lead to serious complications for your workers and your overall operations if you don’t pay enough attention to it and view it as a very real condition.

While striving for high productivity is essential in pursuing business growth and success, HR teams and leaders like you should be keeping a close eye on the well-being of your team.

Ensuring employees are in good health is an important part of achieving business objectives, so it’s vital that you provide your team with a stimulating, balanced and fulfilling work environment.

To guide you, here are some simple tips that can help prevent your staff from burning out.

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