Post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a very serious condition that can impact people from all walks of life. Individuals who have been in serious accidents, experienced a traumatic loss, or who have served in your country’s military are likely to suffer from this disorder on some level.
It’s important to remember that people suffering from PTSD, whether they’re new or seasoned employees, may have special needs that you’ll need to be able to accomodate. Not everyone will have trouble functioning in the workplace, but those who do deserve compassion and a bit of flexibility.
Here are some things to consider:
These are only a few things to consider. Make sure you take special care when working with individuals with PTSD. They deserve the same type of compassion, understanding, and flexibility you’d give anyone else going through a difficult tome. Who knows – if you make the right accomodations you may just find you’ve hired your best employee ever!
Mark Williams is a learning and development professional, using business psychology and multiple intelligences to create fascinating and quickly-identifiable learning initiatives in the real-world business setting. Mark’s role at MTD is to ensure that our training is leading edge, and works closely with our trainers to develop the best learning experiences for all people on learning programmes. Mark designs and delivers training programmes for businesses both small and large and strives to ensure that MTD’s clients are receiving the very best training, support and services that will really make a difference to their business.