How do businesses benefit from becoming Recovery Friendly Workplaces?
There are several positives for employers who cultivate a Recovery Friendly Workplace, and they extend beyond the significant benefits experienced by employees who are in recovery.
By providing employees with resources such as flex time for appointments and counseling, employers gain the benefit of increased productivity, attendance, and retention. Reduced unexpected absenteeism improves an organization’s efficiency. Employees who feel supported by their organizations are more inclined to return the loyalty, by staying where they are presently employed.
Employers also gain in intangible, but important ways. Overall workplace morale is greater when all workers feel like they are supported, respected and appreciated. They are more likely to work harder and more effectively. RFW organizations also enjoy a positive reputation within communities and industries, which can translate to a stronger, more qualified prospect pool, when it’s time to hire new workers.
Finally, there are notable cost savings experienced by RFW employers. Lower turnover reduces the high overall cost of recruitment and training of new employees. Operations don’t miss a beat, because they are maintaining a consistent workforce, without numerous personnel changes. Implementation of addiction and mental health treatment programs also often reduces corporate healthcare costs.
In summation, RFW employers realize significant advantages in their operational efficiency and finances by applying recovery-friendly programs, resources and support in their work environment.