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Ron Henry: Why Chaplains Work, At Work

Over 7 years ago, Forbes Magazine published the results from a survey focusing on interpersonal dynamics with employees.  Their results found that over 70% of the employees do NOT have a trusted relationship in their lives to go to in a time of need.  Wow, then who can the employee turn to for a confidential & trusted conversation regarding these life issues such as mental health, isolation, depression, stress, marriage, financial, grief, anxiety, loneliness, etc.?

“At work, loneliness reduces task performance, limits creativity, and impairs other aspects of executive function such as reasoning and decision making.”  Dr. Vivek H Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the U.S.

“Productivity losses from absenteeism cost employers $225.8 billion or $1,685 per employee (CDC).”  Other losses include turnover, presenteeism & theft.

The bottom line is that poor emotional and spiritual health significantly impact your business outcomes. 

A proven solution to aide in addressing the health of your most valuable asset, your employees, is workplace chaplaincy.  Company leaders are realizing they need a responsible care service with a proven model of care with professionally trained chaplains to bring God’s love of care to all those in the workplace, a confidential, non-judgmental, voluntary, trusted relationship care service.

How do chaplain care teams’ function?  Chaplains develop personal relationships with the employees they serve by regular, non-interruptive worksite or virtual visits, meeting, greeting, and chatting briefly with the employees.  Long before an employee may have a need, a relationship is established, and many times an employee will reach out for advice, help, or care before a problem turns into a crisis event.  Because of the personalized and proactive nature of chaplaincy, employees are already familiar with this trusted, confidential, and known resource.  Those relationships then benefit both the employee and the company. 

To learn more about how a chaplaincy service can benefit your organization, contact Ron Henry, Executive Director of Expansion, Marketplace Chaplains: 

Marketplace Chaplains is the world’s original and largest workplace chaplaincy provider with 1,800 professionally trained chaplains covering 5,000 work locations weekly. 

Ron Henry
Executive Director of Expansion, Marketplace Chaplains

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