Career Focus

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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7104.3 (Published 09 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:S3-7104

Managers are receiving trained in counselling techniques can boost morale, and hence corporate performance. Lending a sagacious ear to stressed employees is more cost-effective than giving a pay rise or a holiday, according to a recent report by the Institute of Personnel and Development. Counselling is also an excellent way to “generate information about individuals.” which may lead to ethical conflict; employees would do well to ensure that the counsellor is a member of a the British Association for Counselling and will maintain confidentiality. The IDP guide on counselling at work, is available from Plymbridge Distributors (01752 202301) priced £5.50.

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