Staff will be more engaged
Investing in creating a more mentally healthy workplace is beneficial to all staff. As a result, employees will be more engaged, more motivated, morale will be higher and staff will be more willing to go above and beyond the requirements of their role.
All of this will add even more to your return on investment and makes for a happier and healthier workplace that will retain good staff.
"Employees are the organisation's most important asset. You need to maintain your assets."
Being known as a workplace that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing can make you an employer of choice.
This can then assist in:
- recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people
- increasing staff morale and engagement.
Research by Instinct and Reason (PDF) found that three-quarters of Australian employees say a mentally healthy workplace is important when looking for a job.2