How Does Financial Stress Affect Employee Productivity?

After more than a year of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, finances are proving to be the main cause of employee stress, ranking higher than job, health and relationship stress combined. In South Africa, according to a 2019 survey by DebtSafe, debt-related stress is one of the key factors attributed to negative mental health […]

Your Incentives Drive Your Actions: So Craft Them Carefully

Incentives rule the world. Ask any economist worth their salt and you’ll be bombarded with study after study that shows just how malleable human behaviour is to external incentives. As social creatures, trying to make our way through the world, we are responding to financial, social, and psychological incentives all the time. As a company, […]

Earned wage access. What is it all about?

Why are we paid at the end of the month or after 30 days of work?  Simply put, the 30-day pay cycle is a construct that was conceptualised during the Industrial Revolution and we have kept this ever since – because the arrangement suits companies and their cash flow. This may benefit companies but this […]