Pro-active vs Re-active

Pro-active vs Re-active

Is your employee care Pro-Active vs Re-Active?

“Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) reveals that some of the most successful tools in reducing employee absence are an early intervention by line managers / (Business Pastors) and good communication. This effective communication can help to identify underlying causes of absence. A large part of managing absence is about ensuring that staff can raise issues that may be troubling them at an early stage so that they can be addressed before they escalate. (The  case for Pro-active Business Pastors vs Reactive Employee Assistance Programme)

Effective absence management is also about creating work environments where employees are less likely to wake up and think ‘I don’t feel like going in to work today’. A focus on employee well-being can also be an effective way to avoid absence problems developing”
As recently as last week the CIPD reported that almost half the HR professionals surveyed earlier this year have seen absence levels rise in their organisation over the past 12 months.   A significant proportion of short-and long-term absence is down to stress and mental health issues, but 49% of organisations admit they don’t have a proper well being strategy in place.
Emphasis by Jim Grimmer, Business Pastors.  If you want to become pro-active employer contact for more information.

About The Author

Jim Grimmer is the Founder and Director of Business Pastors Ltd created to serve the business community seeking to bring care, support and encouragement to the workplace. Jim is a father and grandfather and is married to Ashlyn. He had a 20 year career as a Police Officer and has over 17 years experience in Business Development and General Management roles within the oil and gas industry. Jim is also a Founder and Trustee of the registered charity The Business Connection.

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