oReduced overtime to cover absent employees
oCosts to train replacement employees
From the roaring cost of health care to lost work days, lack of effective turn-around, and many other things. Mental Illnesses are more challenging than any other chronic condition. In the United States , 2007 Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, which covered 455 employers, found that the equivalent of around 9% of total salary costs were incurred due to unplanned absence. (Mercer 2008) One example is depression. The cost for a person with depression is 1.7 times higher than employees who are just receiving treatment. (Druss, Rosenheck, & Sledge 2000)
The psychological reason why employers need to ensure workplace interventions and treatment for mental impairments is because it will help to improve their job performance and the security of its people. Improvements in physical, mental, and emotional health improves employees determination, awareness, and focus which the end result is greater work productivity. References
Druss, B.G., Rosenheck, R.A., & Sledge, W.H. (2000). Health and disability costs in a major U.S. company. Merican Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 1274-1278. Retrieved from http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/157/8/1274
Mercer (2008). 2007 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. Retrieved from http://www.mercer.com/ushealthplansurvey 2
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