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Motivation key to performance improvement in the workplace

Happy employees make all the difference in ensuring that companies meet their targets and that staff retention and productivity remain high.

Workplace health and wellness programmes should be a part of the overall company strategy for a healthy workplace. However, in most cases, these programmes simply offer information to workers, focusing primarily on the body.

"Companies often forget about a healthy and motivated mind, which is where Rosebank College saw the gap, introducing an Educational Wellness programme to corporates and their employees, specifically targeting a healthy mind and attitude," says Lee Hitzeroth, Sales Manager at Rosebank College National Office. Rosebank College is an educational brand of The IIE.

"By offering motivational talks and offering advice to employees on opportunities to upskill themselves, we wish to equip employees with the tools they need to excel in their careers and to be lifelong learners," adds Hitzeroth.

On Monday 23 May 2016, Lillian Bususu, National Graduate Development Manager, led motivational talks with over 200 employees from Norton Lambrianos Attorneys, with the aim to inspire and motivate. Starting off with an example of a dedicated worker and how employees can make the most of their current situation to catapult them to the position they want to occupy, Bususu pushed employees to introspect and to see what they could change about their current situation to get ahead.

Simphiwe Khanyile, Supporting Administrator in the Legal Department at Norton Lambrianos Attorneys, attended the workshop and was moved by the new approach. "It was so reviving, and this talk really helped me a lot to see things differently, especially with regards to complaining. What an amazing way to start our Monday," he said.

Donna Steyn agreed: "This was really motivating. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the different point of view."

Rosebank College offers Educational Wellness Days to corporates all over South Africa. If you would like to motivate your staff and increase employee productivity, contact Lee Hitzeroth at Rosebank College for a Wellness Day Activation; e-mail [email protected] or call (011) 403 3680.

The Independent Institute of Education

The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa's largest private higher education institution which operates across 20 campuses through Varsity College, Vega, DSSA and Rosebank College campuses. The Independent Institute of Education offers career-oriented higher education qualifications from higher certificate to master's levels, and focuses on the integration of theory and its application with the modern world of work. As a result, graduate uptake into the relevant industries is high, with several companies recruiting students prior to graduation. Module pass rates exceed 80%, ensuring students graduate in as short a time as possible. The Independent Institute of Education leverages its industry and professional association relationships and endorsements and the external moderation of its qualifications to ensure that it delivers on its promise to offer focused, relevant high quality qualifications to its students as evidenced by our local accreditation and registration and our international institutional accreditation from the British Accreditation Council.

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number: 1987/004754/07.