It is often difficult to separate personal difficulties from the workplace. This can be especially challenging for newcomers to Canada who are adapting to a new environment and culture.
At All Weather Windows, a corporate chaplaincy program connects employees with a non-denominational chaplain who can support them as they deal with their challenges. The result for the company: a more engaged workforce, lower turnover, and higher productivity.
Here are two tips to start your own company’s chaplaincy:
- To ensure the diverse religious and cultural needs of your workforce are met in an equitable manner, send a clear message that the company sees all its staff as individuals and as valuable employees.
- Provide onsite counselling to employees so they have someone to talk to who can help alleviate their problems. Early intervention can help employees remain productive and creates a healthier workplace for all.