We at PRO Services strive to have a positive social impact in four main areas:
Regular workplace stress has a negative effect on individuals’ physical and mental health; it negatively affects relations with family, friends and society; and can cause great personal and financial costs for the individual. By removing stressors from the work environment we help individuals live a longer and happier life and to be a productive part of society.
When the time comes to employ new staff we will have a social impact by the way we recruit and look at candidates qualifications.
When there is a choice between several qualified candidates we will see candidates who work, or have worked, while facilitating health issues as higher qualified than the competition. Equally qualifying will it be to have suffered the ill-effects of work-related stress first hand. This as we believe it will give the employee a unique sensitivity in regards to workplace stress, that, together with their formal qualifications and work experiences, will make them better situated to detect sources or workplace stress and build good rapport with our clients.
This way we have a positive impact on society, gladly offering employment to individuals who otherwise might have hard-to-explain gaps in their CVs.
To reduce the stress experienced by our own employees, our aim is to only have one client at the time per client-facing employee. We believe this will reduce workplace stress in PRO Services as well as help us provide the fastest possible delivery of countermeasures to the client, benefiting their employees as soon as possible.
The client company
The clients will, according to research, most likely experience reduced staff turnover and recruitment costs; higher productivity due to less absenteeism and presenteeism; and a better reputation as an employer when stress levels in the company are low. This will help the company not only survive, but to grow and increase employment opportunities for the wider society.
Financially, reduced workplace stress reduces the cost of healthcare, loss of taxable income and increases productivity.
More importantly though is that, with less stressed and more energised individuals, also comes better social relations with family and friends as well as increased participation in charities and voluntary organisations across society. Participation in societies etc. might not seem very important, but the voluntary work provided to these organisations is often crucial for their existence (e.g. the mum training a soccer team of 8-year olds) and the wellbeing of the society.