Every corporation wants to be profitable, grow and succeed. In order to achieve all these ambitious goals, management comes up with strategies supporting development of employees. At the end of the day, the people create the company. I’ve spent over a decade working for fortune 500 companies. I got an internal insight about talent management and HR development programs. I saw what is working and what is not. But most importantly, I noticed what is missing. Resilience.
Many corporations are dealing with the same problems. Fluctuation, Absenteeism or worse Presenteeism. Is your organisation prepared to challenge these given problems?
The benefits of resilience training
I strongly believe that resilience training can strongly affect the current situation for many employers. Many scientific studies are supporting my point of view. Recently I wrote a few articles on this topic. Does it pay off to invest into employee well-being and what does it take to keep an employee loyal.
I see 2 main benefits of resilience training. Number 1, people are better coping with day-2-day work reality. As Paula Davis Laack says: “When you are at your resilient best, you can tolerate change, stress, uncertainty and other types of adversity more effectively. You are less likely to experience setbacks, diminished work performance, and other problems both at home and at work.”
And number 2, when big adversity strikes outside of work, your employees are able to deal with it better, recover and eventually bounce back. We don’t know what will happen to us tomorrow. In one day we can own the world and in the other we can be beggars. That’s life.
Resilience training is raising awareness in your employees of their inner strength. Investing into personal resilience pays off now and in the future. If your employees know techniques to boost their resilience, they can make a change in their lives and become more productive at work.
Resilience in applicants
During the hiring process you can come across very interesting applicants. Unfortunately, many HR managers overlook these qualities. Listen carefully to their resilient stories. I wrote a blog post how to hire the best employee for your team. Sometimes the best CV doesn’t show the entire picture. Give a chance to people who didn’t attend the best schools but who fought their way up. You won’t regret it.
Resilience is in some cases a matter of survival. Things are changing fast, new technologies arise. In the world full of challenges, competition and stress. The only way how we can stay afloat is to strengthen our resilience muscle and keep looking forward. If you need a consultation about resilience training in your organization, feel free to contact me.