Pay attention to the following changes in your employees' behaviour and raise the issue with them early on.
- Behaviour at work
Increase in number of absences, unpunctual and more time out
Variations in performance, poor concentration, reduction in quality of work, unreliable, more forgetful
- Social interaction
Withdrawal from social interaction; very distrustful; aggressive, short-tempered or interfering behaviour; noticeable increase in conflicts with colleagues and customers
Depression, exhaustion, resignation and lack of interest, anxiety (e.g. fear of failure), bad temper, extreme highs and lows
- Physical symptoms
Repeated complaints about physical problems, tiredness, lack of energy, dizziness, sweating, nervousness and agitation
- General behaviour
Change in appearance (bags under eyes, dirty clothes, not washing, often unshaven, pale), noticeable consumption of alcohol or medication
You can find out how best to address such behavioural changes in the HELP concept. This discussion guide will help you address behavioural changes early on and take appropriate measures.
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