What Is Mindful Mental Health Recruitment?

By September 17, 2020 No Comments
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Are you mindful of mental health when recruiting a new employee? If not, you may be missing out on hiring the very best person for the job.

Have you been off work with mental health struggles? If the answer is yes, you should be looking for a recruitment agency that is mindful of mental health.

In this blog, we are going to highlight the importance and key benefits of mindful mental health recruitment. To us here at Mindful Partners, mental health recruitment is the process of helping those who have struggled with their mental health get back into the workplace.

Why Is Mindful Mental Health Recruitment So Important?

Every year, mental health disorders affect 1 in 4 people in England. And a staggering 300,000 people lose their jobs due to mental health issues every year in the UK.

Many of these people are laid off by their employers, whereas others choose to walk away from their job in order to prioritise their mental wellbeing.  In other cases, people are advised by their doctor to take time away from the workplace.

Once an individual is out of work due to poor mental health, it can be extremely challenging to get back into the saddle and find the perfect job. One of Google’s most asked questions regarding mental health recruitment is “does mental health effect getting a job?”; unfortunately, the answer is yes.

We are all aware of the stigma surrounding mental health. Those who suffer from poor mental health are often perceived as unreliable or unsuitable for the workplace. Although anti-discrimination laws are in place, there are still many people who are not considered for a job they are suitable for due to their history of mental health.

Employers should be mindful of mental health recruitment

Organisations and charities around the world, such as Mind and Camh, are working tirelessly to stamp out this stigma surrounding mental health.

Mindful mental health recruitment enables employers to hire candidates that are truly perfect for the job role and the company itself. It also provides candidates with the support and tools they need to return to a job they love as they recover from poor mental health.

What Can Mental Health Do For Me? – Employer

If you are a business owner, HR manager or employer, it is crucial that you are mindful of mental health when hiring new employees. After all, poor mental health can impact anyone. And it is worth noting that those who have overcome mental health problems are often strong, determined, and wise people.

By overlooking a candidate due to their past mental wellbeing, you may miss out on a talented person that could have been a real asset to your team.

Aside from being mindful of mental health when recruiting, you can also prioritise mental health in the workplace. By educating yourself and your team through mental health training, you will raise awareness of the effects of poor mental health and create an open workplace environment.

If you incorporate mental health support into the culture of your business, you may help those who need it the most. A team that is both physically and mentally healthy will be more productive and engaged. Plus, your business will benefit from reduced absences and lower staff turnover.

What Can Mental Health Do For Me? – Candidate

Finding the perfect job with likeminded people is challenging for anybody. But even more so if you are returning to the workplace after suffering from poor mental health. We understand that it can be overwhelming and even daunting, but we are here to help.

By joining a mental health recruitment agency, such as Mindful Partners, you will receive specialist support to help you get back into a job that you love.

getting back into work after poor mental health can be daunting

A Mindful Mental Health Recruitment Agency

Here at Mindful Partners, we are a recruitment agency with a difference. If you are a company looking to attract talent, we can provide a unique talent pool of candidates that we take the time to get to know.

We only put candidates forward if they are perfect for the role and we provide full support until they are happily settled in their job.

We can also offer mental health training for yourself and other colleagues as well as ongoing support for you and your new employee.

If you are a candidate looking for a new job, we can provide 24/7 support, a bespoke recruitment service with tailormade job opportunities, 12 months access to Big White Wall (an online mental health support forum), coaching for interviews and access to mental health professionals.

Get In Touch With Mindful Partners

We are a recruitment agency with a soul. If you are a business looking to be more mindful of mental health recruitment, please get in touch. Alternatively, if you are recovering from poor mental health and struggling to get back into the workplace, give us a shout or submit your CV here. We are always here to help.

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