How do your employees deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, job loss, illness, work stress and other traumatic events are examples of challenging life experiences. Some employees may react to difficult situations with a flood of strong emotions and become disengaged, while others will adapt well through such circumstances and bounce back more quickly.

Resilience is a process of adapting to significant sources of stress that helps people utilize strategies to move through, overcome and recover. The best part if resilience is that is not a trait, but are behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.

We all get knocked down and resilience is what helps us get back up quicker and stronger.

Employees learned ability to be resilient relates to important health and work outcomes including:

  1. Perceived stress
  2. Depression
  3. Job satisfaction
  4. Absenteeism
  5. Job performance

Feeling supported at work by one’s employer also builds resilience, so the process of engaging employees in resilience training is already a powerful step to increase productivity and outcomes.

Watch this 1-minute video to learn more about the new Road to Resilience Challenge.


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