Mental health is a key factor in productivity

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week which is a great opportunity to reflect on the impact of mental health within industry in general. In the rail sector the second leading contributor to lower productivity is poor mental health costing employers an average of £1,205 – £1,560 per employee each year. For rail, that’s between £300m and £400m in lost productivity.  

At the NSAR Skills Symposium held at Crawley College in March, Head of Skills Intelligence, Neil Franklin delivered a presentation entitled “How our staff’s mental well being is linked to productivity” which looks at the interesting correlation between the two.

You can download the presentation by clicking here.

In addition, our Skills Intelligence division recognises that acquiring the right skills in order to meet company objectives (such as improving productivity), are long-term investments. To see how our Skills Intelligence Services can help your organisation fulfil its long-term skills obligations and forecasts, click here.

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