Companies which champion mental health and their staff’s wellbeing will be able to attract and retain employees, which benefits both individuals and the business.
Let’s be honest, company culture is crucial. And the best way to establish a good company culture starts with championing mental health and keeping employee well-being at the forefront of the business.
It’s every employer’s responsibility to provide a workplace where…
- People experiencing mental health difficulties can talk openly without fear of stigma.
- There’s support available to them to help them stay well at work and they know how to access it.
- People are given space for development.
- People feel able to be themselves.
Making your staff’s wellbeing a priority not only attracts and retains staff, but it also gets the best out of people!
Some of the benefits include:
Better staff retention
If employees feel valued, looked after, and supported then it will foster staff loyalty. Employees will want to stay somewhere they feel happy.
Increased staff commitment and productivity
If your staff feel appreciated and listened to then they’ll want to go the extra mile for you. Employees will more than likely be engaged in the goals of the company, work together positively, and perform to their optimal level.
Reduced sick leave
Employees who feel their needs are being met are less likely to take sick leave.
More resilient workforce
Putting in the right mental health and wellbeing support will help people cope better with personal and work-related stress. The right resources can help to stop problems from escalating.
When you look after your employees, they will be singing your praises to family and friends! Investing in well-being sends a powerful message about your core values, and in the long run, this will help you attract a high-quality workforce.
It really does pay to invest both time and resources in staff wellbeing, by encouraging open conversations and being more positive about mental health.