Why Chaplaincy?

Posted By Sarah Greene on Sep 11, 2017 | 8 comments

Who’s sitting beside you at work? A single-parent mom struggling to pay the bills? A dad fighting cancer? A son drowning in addiction? Too many people are carrying their heavy burdens alone because they don’t have anyone they can trust.  Where can they turn in times of need? Three out of four employees have no church or pastoral connection and nowhere to turn when the storms of life hit their families. Burdens not only weigh down their minds and hearts but also affect their job. Why? Because no one leaves his or her problems at home.

In our lifetime, we spend approximately 90,000 hours at work. Studies show that conflicts in the workplace cost employers over one billion dollars each year. Other studies reveal that 33% of an executive’s time is spent responding to a crisis. High turnover, tardiness, and absenteeism drastically reduce productivity and lower company morale

Employees are not only dealing with problems at home, but also with ever-growing complexities at work. Larger workloads, distributed workplaces, and work-related stress create a variety of work-life issues. All of this leads to heightened stress, mental health disorders, medical issues, and increased suicides. Studies show that less than 5% of employees will ever use an EAP.

We at Corporate Chaplains of America recognize that your employees are your most valuable asset. In today’s modern workplace, valuing this asset takes more care than ever.

A full-time CCA chaplain is available 24/7/365 to provide permission-based, confidential help in times of crisis. Chaplains also offer employees confidential care in marriage, divorce, spousal and child abuse, financial and budgeting matters, death and dying.

Corporate Chaplains of America serves over 1,653 work locations in 42 different states. We have more full-time chaplains than any other organization in the country. What sets our chaplains apart is this long-term relationship that is built between employees and their chaplain over the years. Many employees describe their chaplain as a part of the family or a close friend.

Do you want a benefit that impacts your company’s bottom line and makes an eternal impact? Employers who utilize a CCA chaplain report a decrease in tardiness, lower turnover and absenteeism, and less money spent on training. When an employee truly feels cared for and is able to relieve stress at work, the result is higher employee productivity and increased job satisfaction.

The confidentiality of full-time chaplaincy means healthier employees, both mentally and spiritually. Below are some of the CEOs and leaders who have made us a part of their company’s culture. To learn more about partnering with us, click here!

Casey Crawford, CEO of Movement Mortgage

Mike Patton, CEO of Patton Auto Family

Beverly Rodgers, HR Director Coca-Cola Consolidated