Mental health and well-being programs have been on employers’ radars for some time now, yet many companies are unaware of the number of employees who need help and how to offer them assistance
Without sufficient access to mental health programs, employees are more likely to be less productive and take days off, which the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health estimates will cost employers about $80 to $100 billion
in indirect costs.
Overall, nearly one in five adults — 43.8 million people — in the United States has a mental health or addiction issue, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Four global companies are tackling their mental health programs and offering best practices, according to a new survey conducted by The Conference Board, a global business research firm, and these companies are.