Many organisations struggle with how to encourage resilience in the workplace and therefore the whole recruitment process can be difficult and frustrating. There is certainly a lot of difficult work involved when looking for a new recruit with the potential to make contributions and improve the business. Resilience in the workplace needs to be looked at very carefully and should not be something that is brushed over or a ‘quick fix’. Instead it needs to be seen as an important quality that needs to be nurtured in all organisations if they are to continue to operate at a high level in an environment where change and flexibility are required.
There are many different things that might be thought to promote resilience in the workplace and some of these would include making sure that there is good communication in the workplace, ensuring that there is good leadership within the businesses as this will encourage people to be more resilient in difficult situations, ensuring that appropriate strategies are put into place and that clear plans for dealing with change and crisis are worked out as well. For advice about Occupational Health Wales, visit Insight Workplace Health
The fact that resilience should not just be the domain of senior managers and department heads is also important. In many cases employees themselves may be doing an outstanding job of coping with change and crisis. Having a strong and supportive workforce who understand the need to deal with issues in an effective manner will do much to ensure that businesses remain at the cutting edge. This is especially important in difficult times when a business can see its margins being eroded by sudden and dramatic decreases in order to stay viable.