Pastor Swanson has served as our company chaplain since 2010. Early on we realized that our employees spend more time at work than anywhere else. We felt a chaplain would be a special way to serve them and show them we care. The program has been very successful. James leads three Bible studies and spends time in our company getting to know our employees and their families. James is very gifted in connecting with people and counseling them through whatever challenges they may be facing. This has made such a difference in the lives of our employees. The end result has been changed lives and employees who are more appreciative and loyal. I would recommend Pastor Swanson to any business owner wanting to make a difference in the lives of their employees.
Our company has always tried to work with our staff to improve themselves. Our values are not made a secret at our company. We have always wanted to be able to console our employees. As the business has grown, it has been more difficult to have all the discussions that are probably needed. We also found out that it was understandable that even though we wanted to help, why would a staff member want to share their stress point with us, if in their mind it would be showing a weakness in the eyes of the very people that are evaluating them for performance. By bringing in Pastor James, we have widened the reach of what we would love to do for everyone. James has a gentle spirit blessed upon him and he has meshed very well with our staff during our visits. We are very happy with our decision to allow James to be with our staff and feel great that he is carrying out further what we feel is our Christian responsibility to our staff.
“I have had the privilege of knowing James Swanson for 4 years through Corporate Care. James has helped me through some tough times by listening and turning my focus to the word of God. He truly cares about me as an individual by asking to pray for my employees and family. I strongly believe that Corporate Care is great for the workforce because I have seen and been a part of how James has influenced individuals in our place of business. I ran across this quote the other day! “What would you do if you woke up tomorrow morning and all you had is what you thanked God for yesterday?!” This quote reminds me of James and how he would ask me the right questions so that I could test my faith.
I love James and CC! Corporate Care is providing a greatly appreciated service by giving our employees an opportunity to discuss whatever weighs us down. CC comes to our office with the intention of connecting with our employees on a spiritual level. Nothing pushy, just a purposeful outreach and expression of Christ’s love. Everyone has burdens they carry, not everyone engages, but everyone has the opportunity to bring light into the darkness. CC helps light the path.
Corporate Care chaplains are professional, sensitive and friendly. Partnering with them has allowed us to extend spiritual care to employees in a way that’s easy to utilize, confidential and practically useful. Click Rain believes strongly in putting people first, so this benefit is a great extension of our purpose and values. As employees encounter life’s difficulties, we’ve loved to be able to give on site care which contributes to their well being and ultimately flows back into a healthy workforce. The voluntary interaction, confidentiality and crisis care has served our employees well and we continue to hear from employees how much this benefit is appreciated. I would encourage any employer to consider how investing into employees in this way can make their organization a healthier place to work, contribute to culture and promote retention.