Maximizing talent productivity by addressing mental wellness

Maximizing talent productivity by addressing mental wellness

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In honor of World Health Day, Tiago Costa, Parisima Talent CEO, emphasizes the significance of mental wellness in the workplace, urging hospitality HR leaders to prioritize it for sustained success.

Enhance coherence 

Businesses largely focus on role requirements, individual skills, 360 feedback, organizational potential and alignment with business needs. However, an individual’s life stage and external factors, alongside health and wellness concerns, are frequently disregarded. This oversight can significantly impact talent optimization.

Offer support

When analyzing companies with high turnover, absenteeism and excessive sick days, experts often link these issues to mental health prioritization. A workforce with low energy, focus and engagement can create a toxic environment where employees feel unable to voice concerns.

Request feedback

Undoubtedly, mental health influences physical well-being. Neglecting mental health in the workplace can lead to long-term costs, particularly in industries requiring on-site work. Moreover if left unaddressed, mental health issues can impact employee performance and the bottom line.

However, there may be reluctance among employees to provide honest feedback due to fear of repercussions. Nevertheless, to overcome this challenge, companies should establish clear and honest communication channels separate from discussions on compensation or strategy.

Address issues

Separating discussions on mental health from compensation and benefits is crucial for identifying and addressing well-being issues. Mental health often goes unrecognized as a leading cause of performance issues.

In industries like hospitality, where understaffing and high workloads are common, prioritizing mental health is critical. Business leaders who actively promote employee well-being can create a culture where mental health concerns are openly addressed.

Introduce protocols

Establishing wellness protocols and offering psychological support through health insurance can be cost-effective measures. Encouraging employees to take breaks and maintain work-life balance is essential for overall well-being.

Focus on empowerment

To maximize talent, companies must empower employees to prioritize their well-being and feel safe voicing mental health concerns. This approach fosters happier, engaged and high-performing talent, leading to sustainable business growth.

Tiago Costa Parisima Talent

 Tiago Costa,
CEO of Parisima Talent

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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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