Is your workplace mentally healthy?
Research by mental health charity Mind shows that ‘1 in 6 workers is dealing with a mental health problem’.
Mental health problems can be extremely detrimental to both individuals and businesses looking to hire through a recruitment agency in Leeds, or anywhere in the UK.
Did you know that it costs the UK £2.4 billion per year in recruitment (either through recruitment agencies or in-house) due to staff leaving their jobs because of mental health problems?
So what you can you do to help?
Create an open culture to promote mental wellbeing
Employees feeling able to talk openly not just about mental health but issues relating to their role, is the first step to improving overall wellbeing.
If employees are encouraged to give ideas, and are listened to, it can reduce stress around coming to work. If you are using a recruitment consultant, having this kind of culture will mean you can attract the best candidates for your roles.
79% of businesses have reported staff absences due to stress in the last year (2), so combating stress at work has huge benefits in the long run.
Promote work-life balance
Allowing your employees the flexibility to decide when and where they prefer to work is one of the simplest ways to improve employee wellbeing.
If an employee is suffering from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety, spending too much time in the office can be very unhealthy!
Recruitment agencies will be able to access a much larger talent pool for your business if remote working is an option.
Your culture and businesses attitude towards mental health can be your best way of recruitment companies attracting top candidates. The Recruitment Crowd are experts in workplace culture, so get in touch with us and let our expert recruitment consultants in Leeds find the right candidates to fit into yours!
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