Employee mental health is an issue that impacts the ultimate success of every business on the planet. If you're a business leader and your employees' emotional well-being wasn't already on the top of your list of priorities for 2016, it needs to be.
Offering mental health assistance to hedge against disaster and litigation is sort of like buying an iPhone because it makes great phone calls. Yes, it can do what you're asking it to do. But what you're buying can also do a whole lot more.
The Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has been tagged by the hosting Latvian minister of foreign affairs a "survival summit." This implied that EU leaders might propose decisive actions to intensify relations with the Eastern Partnership countries in light of the Ukraine crisis.
Anyone who's ever had a job will tell you that stress and work go hand in hand. And you know what? They're right. The job-stress connection isn't new. It's been around as long as the concept of employment. So why should businesses worry about it? And why now?