Zoe Papadakis

Zoe Papadakis

Zoe is a freelance writer for LeavePro and an accomplished athlete. When she's not writing you'll find her running out on the trails.

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Losing a Key Employee: What You Need to Know

Losing a Key Employee: What You Need to Know

Losing a key employee can impact your business on so many levels. Often it seems to come out of nowhere, leaving managers blindsided…...

In Human Resources Jun 15, 2022
Promoting a Healthier Workplace

Promoting a Healthier Workplace

There’s more to leading a healthier lifestyle than going to the gym, eating more vegetables and getting more sleep. While these are o...

In Human Resources Jun 08, 2022
Maternity Leave in South Africa: a Glimpse at What the Future May Hold

Maternity Leave in South Africa: a Glimpse at What the Future May Hold

Maternity leave policies and benefits in South Africa stack up well against many other countries but could it be better? There is alw...

In Human Resources May 25, 2022
What the Law Says About Retrenchment

What the Law Says About Retrenchment

Unemployment increased to a record high of 35.3% in the last quarter of 2021 and that figure may very well keep rising. More and more...

In Human Resources May 18, 2022
How to Onboard a New Employee

How to Onboard a New Employee

Welcoming new hires is not just about a handshake and a quick tour around the office. It’s a process that could take weeks, even mont...

In Human Resources Apr 29, 2022
How to be a great boss

How to be a great boss

Nothing boosts morale in the office quite like a good leader. A great boss knows this and also knows that a bad manager is the quicke...

In Human Resources Apr 12, 2022
How to Build Positive Company Culture

How to Build Positive Company Culture

Company culture affects nearly every aspect of a business. Without it, employees will battle to find value in their work and stay mot...

In Human Resources Mar 30, 2022
A Guide to Better Leave Management

A Guide to Better Leave Management

Leave management can be a complicated thing and the process can lead to tension among employers, HR and employees. Additionally, many...

In Human Resources Mar 03, 2022
The Importance of Marketing for Your Business' Success

The Importance of Marketing for Your Business' Success

Marketing your business is extremely important. It increases your company’s visibility, which ultimately drives sales and profits. It...

In Human Resources Feb 18, 2022
The Post COVID Office: What Workers Want

The Post COVID Office: What Workers Want

With employees increasingly keen to return to work, companies are looking at how they can adapt to meet their staff’s wants and needs...

In Human Resources Jan 19, 2022
New Features in LeavePro

New Features in LeavePro

If you’ve ever had to track leave, then you know how important it is to have a simple, efficient and effective system. Great leave ma...

In LeavePro Jan 07, 2022
Holiday Leave in South Africa: How It Can Impact You

Holiday Leave in South Africa: How It Can Impact You

This last year has seen employees take sick leave at unprecedented rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers who test positive, and...

In Human Resources Dec 09, 2021
What Are Wellness Days Off and How Do You Implement Them

What Are Wellness Days Off and How Do You Implement Them

Employees taking wellbeing leave is becoming increasingly common. More and more companies are introducing the concept to their staff ...

In Human Resources Nov 03, 2021
Paternity Leave in South Africa

Paternity Leave in South Africa

Paternity leave in South Africa remains a topic surrounded by confusion, especially after new parental laws were introduced in Januar...

In Human Resources Nov 03, 2021
Can Annual Leave Be Forfeited?

Can Annual Leave Be Forfeited?

Can annual leave be forfeited in South Africa? This is a widely asked question but one that comes with much confusion. Finding a clea...

In Human Resources Oct 22, 2021
Working from Home in South Africa: What the Law Says

Working from Home in South Africa: What the Law Says

Many South Africans are now working from home, and although various benefits come with this, the problem is that remote work often le...

In Human Resources Oct 13, 2021
The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health in the workplace is an important topic that needs to be addressed.

In Human Resources Sep 29, 2021
Alternatives to Retrenchment Every Employer Should Consider

Alternatives to Retrenchment Every Employer Should Consider

A large number of companies are experiencing financial difficulties amid the South African economic climate. This has resulted in job...

In Human Resources Sep 15, 2021
COVID Sick Leave in South Africa: What You Need to Know

COVID Sick Leave in South Africa: What You Need to Know

Employee attendance due to the ongoing COVID pandemic is becoming an uphill battle for businesses. The problem is that it’s not just ...

In Leave Management , Human Resources Sep 06, 2021
Leave Rules During Lockdown - What You Need to Know

Leave Rules During Lockdown - What You Need to Know

The pandemic has forced businesses to reconsider managing employees, many of whom are now working from home. Leave rules during lockd...

In Leave Management , Human Resources Aug 04, 2021
Helfin Leave Management Case Study

Helfin Leave Management Case Study

It’s been over 40 years since the Helfin Financial Services Group was established. The company is now at the forefront of the financi...

In Human Resources Jul 20, 2021
The best ways to motivate employees

The best ways to motivate employees

Studies have shown that motivated employees in the workplace are substantially more productive than having an apathetic workforce. Th...

In Human Resources Jul 07, 2021
How do You Transition Your Team to Remote Work?

How do You Transition Your Team to Remote Work?

The pandemic has forced companies to introduce remote work within their organizations, and for many, it has been a success. As restri...

In Human Resources Jun 16, 2021
Essential guide to designing an effective internship program

Essential guide to designing an effective internship program

Internships are no longer about errand runs and menial tasks. With an effective internship program you are not just helping a student...

In Human Resources May 26, 2021
Why Employees Consider Leaving Their Jobs

Why Employees Consider Leaving Their Jobs

More and more businesses are struggling to maintain their staff and although it may seem like they’re doing everything right, there a...

In Human Resources May 06, 2021
Disadvantages Of Using Excel As A Leave Tracker

Disadvantages Of Using Excel As A Leave Tracker

Most companies are still using excel to track their leave but let’s be honest, this manual process comes with it’s fair share of disa...

In Leave Management , Case Study Apr 22, 2021
Planning Your Maternity Leave: The Ultimate Guide

Planning Your Maternity Leave: The Ultimate Guide

Preparing for a new baby can be stressful, especially if you have a career you love, which is why planning for maternity leave is so ...

In Leave Apr 01, 2021
Personalise your LeavePro profile

Personalise your LeavePro profile

Having a profile pic humanizes your online experience and makes things more personal. It also makes it easier to identify a person at...

In LeavePro Mar 17, 2021
Leave management mistakes to avoid

Leave management mistakes to avoid

Poor leave management can set you up for disaster. It may seem like a bold statement but the truth is that how you manage leave affec...

In Leave Mar 03, 2021
The Best Employee Benefits That Won’t Break the Bank

The Best Employee Benefits That Won’t Break the Bank

The benefits package you offer to employees plays a massive role in attracting and retaining top talent. Many companies overlook this...

In Human Resources Feb 24, 2021
The 10 Best Exit Interview Questions

The 10 Best Exit Interview Questions

When an employee resigns it is rare that they will give the full reason for their departure. As a result, many businesses will shrug ...

In Human Resources Feb 10, 2021
BM Foods Leave Management Case Study

BM Foods Leave Management Case Study

Have you ever tucked into the creamy hummus from Mediterranean Delicacies? How about Tuna Marine’s succulent olives or Judy Preserves...

In Leave Management , Case Study Jan 26, 2021
How To Motivate And Manage Remote Employees

How To Motivate And Manage Remote Employees

Working from home has become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic but now companies are left wondering how to effectively manage re...

In Human Resources Jan 20, 2021
Tips to manage sick leave abuse

Tips to manage sick leave abuse

The abuse of sick leave can be hurting your company more than you may realize. The problem is that it is such a tricky thing to manag...

In Leave Management Jan 13, 2021
The Challenges Of Leave Management

The Challenges Of Leave Management

The very mention of leave management is enough to put any HR department into a spin. Not only is it tedious, it can get quite complic...

In Leave Management Jan 06, 2021
How to reduce your employee turnover

How to reduce your employee turnover

All businesses experience employee turnover but if a lot of your staff are coming and going it can end up costing you.

In Human Resources Dec 30, 2020
How COVID Has Changed Employee Engagement And What You Can Do ABout It

How COVID Has Changed Employee Engagement And What You Can Do ABout It

It’s no surprise that employee engagement has changed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Staff have been forced to work remotely, zoom me...

In Human Resources Dec 22, 2020
Write A Great Out Of Office Message

Write A Great Out Of Office Message

An out of office message can say a lot about you. It can also be the deciding factor between a really great or really terrible vacati...

In Leave Dec 15, 2020
The Benefits of Taking Leave from Work

The Benefits of Taking Leave from Work

Taking leave from work benefits your staff and it also has a positive impact on your company. However, studies have shown that a vast...

In Leave Dec 08, 2020
How to hold a productive virtual meeting

How to hold a productive virtual meeting

With a move to remote work due to the COVID pandemic, meetings have become an essential tool in managing work flow. Virtual meetings ...

In Human Resources Nov 30, 2020
Annual Leave In South Africa: What You Need To Know

Annual Leave In South Africa: What You Need To Know

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the various aspects of annual leave. Can employers force employees to take ann...

In Leave Nov 18, 2020
Top Benefits Of An Online Leave Management System

Top Benefits Of An Online Leave Management System

Leave management is an important process in HR but working through a minefield of paperwork, excel sheets and emails can be a nightma...

In Leave Nov 10, 2020