Creating effective job accommodations is good for business. About 20% of American workers live with a mental health condition. Employers can contribute to their success with reasonable accommodations for those who need them. Implementing reasonable accommodations can smooth the transition back to work after disability leave, reducing costs associated with lost productivity and performance. This can be key in retaining valuable employees.
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The invisible nature of mental health conditions often insulates people from potential support. Understanding disclosure can answer questions around how and if an employee should tell their boss about their mental health condition.
For some, work can not only be affected by depression or anxiety but can actually be the root of it. With increasing rates of depression, anxiety, substance misuse and suicide, Darcy Gruttadaro shares factors that are encouraging more employers to address mental health.
Multiple deadlines, competing priorities and fast-pace work environments can lead to stress. With many professionals spending a third of their lives at work, ignoring high stress over time can have a significant impact on your employees' mental health and well-being.