Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Poor mental health cost UK employers £43bn in 2018

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of the UK's leading independent job board, CV-Library commented:

"It's incredibly difficult to define the cost of poor mental health​, which goes some way to explaining why employers have been reticent to invest in support for staff ​in the past. ​However, these findings clearly show that organisations which don't promote a positive working environment ​or help employees who are at risk of burnout, will experience significant financial losses over time. 

"This should be a wake up call for employers across the country to put safeguards in place for staff​. If you're not sure where to start, begin by training managers to recognise the signs of prevalent mental health problems. ​There's also the option to invest in training for staff to become mental health first aiders. ​In some cases, employees are too afraid to talk to their manager or HR if they're struggling, but could feel more comfortable ​confiding in a colleague."