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Managing Workplace Health and Wellbeing during a Crisis
How to Support your Staff in Difficult Times
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About the book
During the Covid-19 pandemic, almost half of Americans reported that the crisis had a negative effect on their mental health. In the UK, the financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a rise in stress and anxiety and a decline in physical health. When dealing with a crisis, a business will consider the resilience of its structures and processes or the impact on forecasts and budgets but what about their people?
Without a supported, engaged and motivated workforce, the business won't be able to achieve its crisis recovery plans. Managing Workplace Health and Wellbeing During a Crisis is a practical guide for all HR professionals and those responsible for talent management. It covers how to deal with employee stress and burnout as well as how to drive engagement, motivation and morale during unsettled times. There is expert guidance on how to deal with role and responsibility changes and explains how to improve productivity through effective employee communication.
Supported by case studies from companies including Microsoft, Marks and Spencer, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls-Royce and Twitter, this book equips readers to deal with a crisis as it is happening and implement longer term post-crisis strategies. Written by an expert author team including Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Chair of the National Board of Health and Wellbeing at Work, this is necessary reading for all professionals needing to deal with the health and wellbeing of their workforce in any crisis that may arise.
About the authors
Professor Sir Cary Cooper is the President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. Based in Macclesfield, UK, he is also the Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work.
Ian Hesketh is the Health and Wellbeing Lead for the UK College of Policing and Support for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, University of Manchester. Based in Blackpool, UK he is an Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting Fellow at the Open University
- The case to learn the lessons from the pandemic is simple: happier, healthier, staff lead to a more productive workforce. This book provides exceptional insight and practical guidance for all managers who want to create better conditions for their employees in the changing world of work.
- Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester