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Job retention programs provide vital support for mentally ill workers

Job retention programs provide vital support for mentally ill workers PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the paper in context.FindingsA research project in a Northern English city has revealed that workers with mental illnesses are far more likely to stay in employment when they receive assistance from job retention programs. A further benefit of the scheme was that retention staff helped workers to minimize the time they spent off work with depression. Even when the workers decided to leave their jobs, the retention workers helped them to negotiate better terms.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Job retention programs provide vital support for mentally ill workers

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 25 (4): 3 – Jun 12, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-04-2017-0069
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the paper in context.FindingsA research project in a Northern English city has revealed that workers with mental illnesses are far more likely to stay in employment when they receive assistance from job retention programs. A further benefit of the scheme was that retention staff helped workers to minimize the time they spent off work with depression. Even when the workers decided to leave their jobs, the retention workers helped them to negotiate better terms.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 12, 2017

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