Hiring aspiring workers living with mental illness makes both sense and cents

Every week in Canada, half a million people call in sick because of a mental health problem or illness. Even more concerning, unemployment rates for people living with a mental illness can be as high as 70 to 90 per cent. This reality doesn’t just disadvantage “aspiring workers” – those people who have been sidelined from the work force due to episodic or persistent mental illness. It also puts employers behind the eight ball.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.