How can you help your employees who bring their problems to work?
A workplace chaplain is someone who contracts with a business and actually offers workplace ministry to the business’s employees. This may include offering life coaching, helping mediate conflicts between employees, and offering wellness or life-skills training.
What Do Chaplains Do?
Chaplains perform a variety of functions depending on their ministry location, but there are general functions common to all. Workplace Chaplains focus on assisting employees during crisis situations, providing caregiving sessions to employees, and offering referrals to other professionals when necessary.
What About Employee Assistance Programs?
An Employee Assistance Program is an important asset to any employee group, but is often underutilized or unable to address the initial onset of a concern. An on-site Chaplain will often facilitate the identification of a concern and its early resolution or referral to the EAP provider. In addition, we make referrals to community, social, non-profit and faith-based resources that are often overlooked as potential solutions or aids in surviving a crisis.
What Problems Do Chaplains Typically Help With?
Employees frequently come to a Chaplain with concerns or struggles relating to marriage, parenting, finances, legal complications, depression, substance abuse, or other job and life stresses. In addition, Chaplains are available to visit with employees or family members who are hospitalized, home bound, incarcerated, or unable to be at work for other reasons. Chaplains also help families move through grief and funeral situations as requested.
What is the Cost to the Employer for This Type of Service?
The cost varies slightly depending on location, number of employees, variations in service commitments, etc. but typically runs $15 about per employee, per month, for general chaplaincy functions. Fees charged for additional services reflect the time involved in providing the service as well as all costs involved in the implementation of the task. Contact us today for more information about how the minimal cost can benefit your organization for years to come.
Why is This Service Valuable to Employers and Employees?
Most employers recognize that absenteeism and turnover can create a significant cost to the business or corporation. In addition to these issues, an employee who is focused on a personal problem rather than on their work is sometimes the cause of expensive errors or accidents. The companies who provide Chaplains for their employees believe that the modest cost of having a Chaplain has significantly reduced these greater costs.
Lower turnover rate
Increased job satisfaction
Decrease in tardiness
Higher employee productivity
Less money spent on employee training
and much more!