On average, we spend a third of our life at work. It follows that the experience we have at work can have a huge impact on our lives outside the workplace, on our health, on our sleep, on our relationships and on every other aspect of life.
Organisations often say things like “our people are our best asset” and even use such phrases in their recruitment advertising. I am sure that they mean it and believe it to be true. But on the other side of the coin, thousands of people do not enjoy work – or they are even really unhappy at work. They may be actively looking for other employment, or are sinking into despair and depression or ill health. This is bad for business and can affect the bottom line.
Like any other relationship, working relationships need to be worked at and nurtured, be they on a management to employee level or at peer to peer level. The vision for JMA HR is to help employers put the “human” back into Human Resources and thus to increase productivity and loyalty and happiness in the work environment.
The benefits for the employer include
- Improved productivity
- Improved retention rates
- Less sickness absence
- Less chance of falling foul of legislation
- Easier recruitment
- Better reputation
The benefits for the employee include
- A happier workplace
- A desire to go to work
- Improved self-esteem
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