Resource round-up 1: Supporting the workforce

As the professional body CIMSPA are here to support the sector, in this section we aim to provide an overview of how businesses can support their workforce.

This round-up includes areas on supporting your workforce with CPD, working from home and gaining insight into the needs and wants of your workforce and customers.

Up-skilling the workforce

Health related training

As a result of COVID 19 individuals may develop underlying health conditions or have existing conditions that are classed as chronic or long-term illness which weaken the immune system made worse.

On behalf of the sector CIMSPA has developed the Working with Long Term Conditions professional standard. This standard was developed to support professionals in roles across wider workforce, including sport and exercise practitioners and managers of physical activity services. Professionals who achieve education endorsed against this standard will then be able to work with individuals that have long term medical conditions, for example, respiratory conditions (COPD), diabetes, cardiac health conditions.

CIMSPA is actively looking to its education and employer partners to develop training and education that map to this professional standard and can support the wider sector needs. To start this process please contact your designated Partnership Executive for support.

More information on professional standards can be found here.


Well-being related training

With the amount of time people have to spent self-isolating and interaction with others face to face has rapidly decreased it is important to consider the impact that this is going to have on people’s mental well-being.

There is a variety of support that is available find some examples below.

Working away from work

As the government advice is now to work from home where possible, your workforce might have found themselves in a very new position and working in a way they are not used to. Here are some tips and pointers to keep them to stay safe, healthy and happy.

Talk to your workforce about:
  • Working from home arrangements.
  • Which roles and tasks can be done from home.
  • Making adjustments to working practices.
  • Individual needs, e.g. childcare responsibilities.

Take a note of the agreed working arrangements such as:
  • Availability to work.
  • Keeping in touch.
  • Managing work-life balance,.e.g. taking regular breaks.
  • Rules around storing information and data protection.

Maintain good health and safety practice by familiarising yourself with the HSE guidance on working from home.


Supporting your workforce through CPD

If your workforce are members of CIMSPA they can access their free online CPD through the CIMSPA Academy as part of their CIMSPA Membership, please click HERE to sign into their CIMSPA account and access through the Membership Benefits tab on the home screen.

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