Employee assistance professionals help small companies relate better with employees who may be suffering from a work breakdown due to personal or management problems.
John Foristall, who previously served as Director of Employee Assistance for a Fortune 500 company, leads this initiative. His expertise has proven most useful to management by facilitating team building, attitude adjustment, implementation of goal-directed behaviors and an increase in communication. Simple employee empowerment and on-the-job motivation are the result.
Every employee brings to his or her work feelings, thought and spirit. It is in harmonizing these three that the employee recognizes his or her own power to create and perform at an increased capacity.
Once management has the knowledge and ability to turn troubled employees into valuable assets, the savings in dollars can be substantial. Instead of watching a valuable asset ” a trained employee ” sink to the point of termination, management can invest in intervention and employee assistance.