Small Business Owners
When you’re a small business owner with a tight budget, time and productivity pressures and little knowledge of 'the system', managing an employee returning to work after an episode of mental illness can seem particularly daunting.
While it might take up some extra time in the early stages, getting a valued employee back to work can save your business both time and money in the long run.
A good relationship between a business owner and a returning employee is likely to play a key role in successful return to work after mental illness. Because of the nature of many small businesses, relationships between owners and employees can be strong and this can work to everyone’s advantage.