Jayne Carrington, Managing Director of Workplace Wellness, says: “Economic downturn, hand in hand with diminishing job security, is producing unprecedented levels of stress-related long term absence. We believe the world of work is changing and a new reality is emerging in which human potential will be the major agent of economic growth. Therefore, nurturing and maximising this potential is a significant consideration facing organisations. The ability to build resilience within employees will separate the winners from the losers.”

Right Management is introducing a new innovative workforce solution to help organisations reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and improve employee engagement. BuildResilence™ has a powerful six-step online behaviour change programme at its core, which has been developed in partnership with technology partner vielife, and is closely aligned with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) management standards.

Carrington explains: “Resilience is like a muscle; it can be trained, it can grow and it can waste away. All too frequently traditional stress management approaches fail because they do not inspire people to want to make sustainable changes and they are more about the organisation and compliance. Using proven Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques, our programme helps individuals to make better decisions about their lifestyle choices, responses to stress and to difficult times and learn new behavioural patterns.”

Carrington concludes: “A resilient organisation is more than just a group of resilient employees. We believe no organisation will be successful in a globally competitive world with anything but healthy and productive people who are  able to deal with the sling and arrows of today’s busy work-life demands.”