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Case study: Chaplaincy Programs
One successful approach to sustaining a happy healthy workforce is the use of chaplaincy programs at meat and poultry plants.
Workplace chaplain organizations offer spiritual counseling geared to a variety of different faiths and in multiple languages. These chaplains can perform marriages, funerals and baptisms, assist when a family has physical, spiritual, health or financial needs. One chaplain even tells a tale of happily helping a foreign worker with limited English with a broken-down car.
Companies that use these programs say that injecting faith and social support in the workplace helps them to sustain a satisfied and longer-term workforce because employees sense the company cares about them.
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