How Employers Can Respond To Employee Mental Health Issues In The Pandemic

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Be patient

Should companies choose to implement tools such as virtual guided meditations, virtual mixers, enhanced medical plans that include mental health support, and more, it’s important they understand that they won’t see results overnight. The Deloitte study did show that most companies needed to wait about three years to see a return on investment (ROI) on the mental health benefits provided. That ROI looked, overall, like better employee productivity. However, when the ROI began to kick in it was quite obvious and strong. Here are some other statistics to show how valuable patience can be in this area: 30 to 40 percent of short-term disability claims pertain to mental health issues as do 30 percent of long-term disability claims.

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