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EAP in the 21st Century

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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are well recognised services that assist employees and employers manage psychological difficulties that affect work, but may be social, familial or work related.  Taking a holistic psycho-social view of employees is an important step to happier and healthier workplaces.  EAPs are work base early intervention approaches aimed at preventing or early intervention and identifying and resolving...

Eight tips for improving your business in 2016

Edited by Jill Wright,

The start of a new year is a great time to review your business plan and refine your objectives and goals. Psychology Melbourne Corporate Psychologist Gavin Sharp has some great ideas that will help you get off on the right foot in 2016: Managing a successful business is usually about being able to manage people effectively, from recruiting the right...

The unconscious mind and the organisation

Edited by Jill Wright,

I'm always fascinated by the random path to discovery that Google and the Web so often take us on. This week, for instance, I started reading a column by Mark Latham in the Financial Review on "right wing masochistic behaviour" - an amusing essay on what the former Labor leader describes as the victimhood mentality driving constant complaints and apparent...

Office romances: an organisational psychologist's warning

Edited by Jill Wright,

Helping businesses sort out thorny issues is all in the day's work for Psychology Melbourne's corporate psychologists. Here's one that was tossed up by The Age yesterday: "Should someone resign when an office romance turns toxic?" One of our corporate experts, Warrick Arblaster, was able to tell the journalist just how common the issue of office relationships is - between...