In a recent article on a construction website, the issue of construction staff retention was raised. This is obviously a pertinent issue, especially within the Queensland construction industry, as the article highlighted.
Attracting and retaining the best staff is a challenging but crucial issue for any construction business.
According to the article one surprising factor may have a greater influence on staff attraction and retention than we realise and that factor is mental health.
Each year there are about 190 suicides in the construction industry, according to Mates in Construction, and this equates to more than 30 per cent of the industry.
Construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace accident, so addressing mental health is key.