More than anything else, the success of a business often hinges on the performance of its employees. When performance standards are not being met or when a pattern of negative behavior or poor work habits develops, it can have a significant adverse impact on your company’s bottom line.
One of the most effective ways to greatly improve employee performance is with the help of a professional workplace counselor trained to address poor performance and discuss potential solutions to specific workplace problems, so managers can take action.
When Employee Counseling Is Needed
As a manager overseeing the work of your employees, it is your responsibility to keep a close eye on employee productivity and performance. There are numerous telltale signs when one or more employees are in need of professional counseling. These include:
- When they consistently miss deadlines.
- When productivity sharply declines.
- When they have a pattern of errors or accidents.
- When workplace materials are being wasted.
- When an employee(s) exhibits poor judgment.
- When they have difficulty remembering detailed instructions.
- When they are frequently tardy.
- When there is frequent absenteeism or unscheduled absences.
- When there is excessive social time among employees.
- When gossip, rudeness, and/or unprofessional conduct creates a toxic environment.
- When valuable employees have a mental health diagnosis or need accommodations for their autism, ADHD, or learning differences.
While isolated incidents can be dealt with promptly and effectively by individual supervisors, more widespread and recurrent problems warrant professional counseling based on the severity of the incident or behavior, its impact on the workplace and workforce, the employee’s work history, and the circumstances surrounding the incident or behavior. Professional counseling can ensure workplace problems – no matter how trivial or serious – are adequately dealt with using tried and tested methods.
Professional counseling can also be beneficial to employers when trying to retain and help valuable employees. Mental health problems can affect anyone – including high-performing employees. Employers who offer professional counseling can help employees struggling with mental health problems, learning differences, or conditions like ADHD, ADD, and autism.
Workplace Counseling Services in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia
At Atlanta Specialized Care, we provide therapeutic counseling for adults, children, and adolescents in the Atlanta area using highly researched and evidence-based methods of treatment. We offer specialized care tailored to each individual that we treat.
As part of our comprehensive counseling services, our team of board-certified therapists also provides support for employers managing challenging employee situations and employee conflicts, such as:
- Performance decline
- Judgment issues
- Poor emotional intelligence
- Difficulty making decisions
- Following through on assignments
These behaviors can impact your organization’s ability to function in an effective and efficient manner, and it is our goal to help you address these issues and improve employee performance. We assist employers with magnifying employee strengths and providing reasonable accommodations to meet the unique needs of the individual, ultimately prospering both the employee and employer.
In addition to supporting HR professionals and managers in addressing employee and team performance issues, we also help structure conversations with employees to manage their reactions. Conversely, HR professionals can offer support to employees by recommending services available to them through Atlanta Specialized Care, such as adult counseling for issues, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, relationship difficulties, and impaired executive functioning, just to name a few.
For more information about our workplace consultation services and how they can accommodate your company’s specific needs, call Atlanta Specialized Care at (770) 815-6853 or use our online form to arrange an appointment.