People have lives primarily; and you may or may not know what is going on for your employees. As well as personal lives, people also have a life in work. People do not simply switch off when they come to work - The mind is one.
Stress stems from experience - whether personal life or work life.
When people are experiencing stress in each of these areas it can be hard for people to get away and find a space.
Continued stress leads to anxiety, and sometimes depression, which as well as an awful experience for employees, can be detrimental to business as performance is affected and/or absences occur.
By offering a counselling service to people you are supporting the welfare of your staff. In supporting welfare you are supporting health. If your staff are healthier, less stressed and generally more resilient- sick days/absences will be less likely to occur, and the business therefore saves money, and runs smoothly.
Whether small or large your business will suffer. If you are a small or niche business it can take only one person to be off sick for the business to fall behind.
If you are a large business - the larger amount of sickness there will be.
A 2010 systematic study by McLeod of the research evidence, showed that workplace counselling interventions have been found to reduce sickness absence rates in organisations by as much as 50%. McLeod J (2010). Counselling in the workplace: the facts. A systematic study of the research evidence”. BACP.
Capita analysed data on more than 3,500 people who had used EAPs advice and counselling services and found employees coping poorly with the demands of their job fell from 51% before counselling to just 5% afterwards - a decrease of 90%. http://www.covermagazine.co.uk/cover/news/2349105/employee-counselling-cuts-inability-to-cope-by-90-capita
Counselling for Liverpool © offers an easily accessible counselling service. Where by the service is confidential the only time you would find out about an employee is if they tell you. As an employer and in agreement with your employee you will be given feedback on attendance to counselling.
Counselling is not about telling people what to do or managing them. It is about helping people to recover and start to help them manage themselves.
I have helped people with many concerns such as accidents, anxiety, bullying, depression, relationships, trauma & PTSD, drink & drugs.
Emotional and mental health also impacts on and can cause physical health problems.
If you would like information how I could help please get in touch. If you are to refer an employee, be supportive about counselling and let them know you want the best for them. Your employee will need to consent to counselling.
- Employee Assistance Programme counselling - Please phone or email to discuss your needs.