Thanks for taking a look at how you might integrate Psychotherapy based training Programmes into your business. Regardless of size or type of company, Caroline can help assess where positive psychology might be of help. The aim to provide a flexible and efficient service built around your needs. Therefore please contact on 07845207615 for further information. Your company and any individual within it, could be helped in the following areas:
- Leadership Skills
- Socialisation at Work
- Recognition of Mental Health Issues including Personality Disorders
- Help for Employees with Smoking Cessation, weight management or conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Depression
- Communication Skills
- Dealing with Conflict
- Effective Assertiveness
- Issues around Control
- Fear of Public Speaking
- General Wellbeing Packages for Staff – including relaxation
Forbes publication ran an interesting article last July on the effects of absenteeism in the workplace, some is extracted here:
‘People miss work for a variety of reasons, many of which are legitimate or even if not, will possibly feel to be to that individual.’ This is where a course offered to your employee could prove invaluable and lead to a more productive, happier outcome for all parties. Some of the common causes of absenteeism include (but are not limited to):
- Bullying and harassment – Employees who are bullied or harassed by coworkers and/or bosses are more likely to call in sick to avoid the situation
- Burnout, stress and low morale – Heavy workloads, stressful meetings/presentations and feelings of being unappreciated can cause employees to avoid going into work. Personal stress (outside of work) can lead to absenteeism.
- Childcare and eldercare – Employees may be forced to miss work in order to stay home and take care of a child/elder when normal arrangements have fallen through (for example, a sick caregiver or a snow day at school) or if a child/elder is sick.
- Depression – According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the leading cause of absenteeism in the United States is depression. Depression can lead to substance abuse if people turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate their pain or anxiety.
- Disengagement – Employees who are not committed to their jobs, coworkers and/or the company are more likely to miss work simply because they have no motivation to go.
- Illness – Injuries, illness and medical appointments are the most commonly reported reasons for missing work (though not always the actual reason). Not surprisingly, each year during the cold and flu season, there is a dramatic spike in absenteeism rates for both full-time and part-time employees.
- Injuries – Accidents can occur on the job or outside of work, resulting in absences. In addition to acute injuries, chronic injuries such as back and neck problems are a common cause of absenteeism.
- Job hunting – Employees may call in sick to attend a job interview, visit with a headhunter or work on their resumes/CV s
- Partial shifts – Arriving late, leaving early and taking longer breaks than allowed are considered forms of absenteeism and can affect productivity and workplace morale.
The costs can be attributed to many factors including:
- Wages paid to absent employees
- High-cost replacement workers (overtime pay for other employees and/or temporary workers)
- Administrative costs of managing absenteeism
- Poor quality of goods/services resulting from overtime fatigue or understaffing
- Reduced productivity
- Excess manager time (dealing with discipline and finding suitable employee replacements)
- Safety issues (inadequately trained employees filling in for others, rushing to catch up after arriving as a replacement, etc)
- Poor morale among employees who have to “fill in” or do extra work to cover absent coworkers
What Employers Can Do
Absenteeism is an especially difficult problem to tackle, because there are both legitimate and poor excuses for missing work – and it can be challenging for employers to effectively monitor, control and reduce absenteeism.
A pro- active approach helps your employee to feel valued and can to the company as a whole pay dividends. There are a number of ways a company can very simply expand in this area and in turn aid improvement in:
- Physical health
- Psychological health
- Work-home balance
- Environmental health
- Economic health
The logic with this approach is that healthier, happier employees will be more able and motivated to go to work each day, resulting in increased productivity and higher morale for the individual workers as well as the entire team.
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