Work needs to be ‘win-win’. If employees feel supported and well enough, employers get more from their workforce in a sustainable way and reach company goals.
The opposite also applies. Employee absenteeism, high staff turnover, low morale and motivation, conflict, bullying, sexual harassment and mis-managed organisational change can be silent killers in your company. They corrode productivity, push up business costs – especially in terms of lost time – and undermine profitability and company reputation.
Research in Irish Companies
Research among Irish employers backs this up. 90% of Irish employers say that employee health and wellbeing have a direct effect on productivity. (Aviva Workplace Health Index, AWHI, 2013)
And 80% of Irish employers feel that workplace health initiatives have many benefits such as attracting and retaining talent, and increasing loyalty. (AWHI, 2013)
Research among Irish employees matches the above. 80% of Irish employees say they would be more loyal to an employer if they looked after their health. (AWHI, 2013)
And these employees see counselling/psychotherapy as the key provision for health maintenance. 76% of Dublin workers feel there is a need for counselling in the workplace. (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, IACP, survey 2013)
Research on the Irish workplace
The top four health problems experienced in the Irish workplace today are stress and anxiety (55%), fatigue (52%), back and neck pain (32%) and colds (32%). (AWHI, 2013)
So stress and anxiety is the top problem in the Irish workplace. And, for me, stress and anxiety cause the other three problems. It depletes the immune system leading to fatigue and colds and the body tenses to hold itself together but this leads to pain.
Other research verifies this. 41 per cent of people are currently stressed or very stressed by their jobs – making work more stressful than money worries, marriage, relationships or health issues. (Mind, 2011)
Workplace Counselling Dublin
Stress and anxiety are silent killers in any company. On the one hand, employers are not the parent of their employees and solely responsible for their health but, on the other hand, if the problem is ignored, it can be undermining your business today.
Psychotherapy/counselling deals with the roots of stress and anxiety rather than just the symptoms. Providing training days on stress management or a yoga class for your workplace is like a wave on an ocean, it comes and goes but nothing really changes. Psychotherapy/counseling is about looking at the currents that influence the whole ocean, so the whole company moves forward.
Either on site or externally, I can provide cost effective counselling to both staff and management in the Dublin area.
For a wider description of the psychological services that I can offer your workplace, please see https://thomaslarkin.ie/corporate-counselling-dublin/
Or call me today to see how counselling/psychotherapy can work for your business.