We've all been weathering the impact of a two-year pandemic that continues to affect our lives and requires constant adaptations. Childcare, eldercare, social connections, travel, conferences, and our general way of life has changed. Even the most resilient individuals working in healthcare and education are struggling with some level of burnout. The intensity of caring for patients during a pandemic, the demands often exceeding the staffing resources, constant changes, the unexpected deaths related to COVID, and level of emotional exhaustion is real.
Your browser does not support the audio element. Download the file to your computer. Susie Lyons from VUMC Workforce Engagement highlights how to be successful at onboarding new employees, along with detailing the hallmarks of an effective manager.
Work/Life Connections-EAP offers support and guidance to supervisors concerning employees and difficult situations.
Service Delivery Teams of Human Resources The Service Delivery Teams of Human Resources provide consultation and advice to management and staff on employment issues. They will assist in the interpretation of policies, the investigation of policy violations, and the resolution of complaints or grievances.
Performance Coaching is an intervention used to improve job performance and to address workplace issues. This process helps a person gain greater competence and overcome barriers to productivity, communication, and other work-related activities.
Work/Life Connections-EAP offers a number of workshops that are currently available for departmental functions. The goal is to provide stress resilience skills, support faculty and staff in balancing their work and personal lives, and increase the awareness of our programs and services. Presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of your department and your target population. To arrange a presentation for your department or group (or to discuss a topic request), contact Work/Life Connections-EAP at 615-936-1327. Presentation Menu:
As a manager, part of your job is having difficult conversations with employees, customers and your manager. Few people enjoy having these difficult conversations. Feedback is a gift. It helps the individual know what is expected and how they are performing according to those guidelines.