Stress is the most common cause of absenteeism and presenteeism (employees in work but not performing at their best). Employee engagement figures are absysamally low with on 17% of staff saying they feel engaged in their work, with work related stress being a major cause of low engagement.
Getting to grips with work related stress, along with all the other demands you have to juggle, can seem overwhelming; but it can be done. I’ve designed a four-step solution that you can use in it’s entirety – or we can fully adapt it to your needs. However you use it, it will help you to reap the benefits of having more productive, happier staff, get stress absenteeism rates down and, just as importantly, meet Legal requirements.
Below is just an outline of each of the steps and you can follow the links for more details. – or simply call me and we can talk about it.
Step 1- Clarity Workshop – find the causes
Stress can seem really complex. Different industries and workplaces have unique challenges. Therefore, you want to talk to your employees and find out exactly what is causing their stress and getting in the way of them achieving their outcomes. It might not be what you think! Often it can be simple things, like outdated or difficult to use systems, not being good at managing their time or not knowing how to prioritise their workload.
This half day workshop gets your staff thinking about what causes their stress and what they can do about it. It will uncover the real causes of stress so that you know that any further training or other measures are really targeted – saving you time and money. For further details, please click here.
Step 2 – Stress Resilience Workshop
Resilience means we can adapt well in the face of adversity and stress – in other words we are able to ‘bounce back’. Some people are naturally more resilient than others but the behaviours, thoughts and actions that make us more resilient to stress can easily be taught.
When you give people effective training they get to know their own good stress levels and how to keep stress under control so that they can perform at their peak.
This half-day workshop is CPD accredited and covers everything that employees need to know about stress, what causes it, how to recognise it and they come away with very practical measures to deal with it. For many it has been a life-changer.
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Step 3 – Return to Work, Ready for Work Programme
When people are off work with work related stress, they may say the reason is one thing, such as workload or a bullying manager, but it’s usually a number of issues coming together to form the ‘perfect storm’ that’s stress. A reluctance to return to work, or still not coping when they do return, usually comes down to a lack of skills.
My programme is unique and is aimed at not only employees returning to work after a stress related absence but also people who are currently reporting high levels of stress. It’s designed to give them the confidence to return to work and cope so that they stay in work. It will also help you fulfil your legal obligations and potentially avoid costly civil actions.
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Step 4 – Developing Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is a set of skills that increase self-awareness, self-management and management of others. Where you have great emotional intelligence you have great performance and leadership success.
Managers, in particular, need to develop emotional intelligence because, if Managers can’t manage themselves, how can they possibly help others? However, you would benefit from all employees developing emotional intelligence as it adds to resilience to stress and improves performance.
This is especially important if you’re an organisation who wishes to identify and develop your ‘Millennial Leaders’ as it’s these skills the younger generation, the ‘Generation Ys’, often lack.
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