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There are many different situations that can cause stress in work, from pressing deadlines to workplace bullying, so it’s not a surprise that workplace stress is widespread in employees in the UK. It’s important for efficiency, morale, and productivity that workplace stress is addressed as soon as possible, and that the benefits of doing so are clear for both employers and employees alike.
Employee counselling is just one way of helping employees to work through their stress, but there are a range of factors that go into this process and affect its success.
Workplace counselling is a method which allows employees to open up and talk about their problems. Its qualitative effects are varied, with benefits including:
In addition to this, a number of quantitative benefits can be seen from workplace counselling schemes, including reduced sickness absence rates of up to 60% and improved staff retention. These benefits can have a positive effect on the bottom line of an organisation, reducing the costs that are typically associated with lack of employee motivation and absenteeism.
Employee counselling can have a great effect on businesses, but there are a number of factors that go into a successful programme. Without these factors, it can fall short of its aims and prove to be less effective than is possible.
Now that you know what the factors that lead into successful workplace counselling are, learn more about how it can help your employees by getting in touch with us. Our counsellors are all BACP certified, have over three years of experience and we make sure our approach to counselling is right for each individual.
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