Protect your staff from stress

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Files & employeesource: Not for Profit Bulletin
published: August 2015

Your people are your greatest asset, so it makes sense to try and keep them stress-free. Offering expensive perks like gym membership may help with reducing stress but are unaffordable in the third sector.

Instead you should look for ways to reduce stress by making small changes which build staff resilience, e.g. promoting positive thinking, steering people away from negative language, and getting them to focus on what they can control rather than what they can’t. Simple strategies can lead to a resilient mind-set as well as improved work-life balance.

Star Performer Training deliver a simple but effective Resilience Training programme which helps charities (such as the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract) identify strategies to reduce stress and build resilience, so that staff have the positive mind-set essential for high performance. And of course this all leads to cost savings on staff absenteeism and under-performance.

As training starts from as little as £95 per person, it’s easy to see how you can recoup the training costs by reducing your staffing bill and improving performance. We can also train staff to use resilience strategies when working with other adults, children and young people.

For a free initial discussion please contact Jo Higgins-Cezza from Star Performer Training at star@nfpmail1508.co.uk

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