Taiwan's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient hiring solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more

Our industry specialists will listen to your aspirations and share your story with the most prestigious organisations in Taiwan. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your career.

See all jobs

Together, we’ll map out career-defining, life-changing pathways to achieve your career ambitions. Browse our range of services, advice, and resources.

Learn more

Taiwan's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient hiring solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more
About Robert Walters Taiwan

For Robert Walters Taiwan, recruitment is more than just a job. We understand that behind every opportunity is the chance to make a difference to people’s lives

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters Taiwan.

Learn more

The importance of mental health strategies in attracting top talent

Public awareness of mental health is an increasingly prominent topic, with an onus placed on employers to take the initiative to support their staff in this area.

Our latest whitepaper, The Importance of Mental Health Strategies in Attracting Top Talent, explores the approaches employers are using to support the mental health and wellbeing of staff and how hiring managers can emphasise their commitment to mental wellbeing during the recruitment process.

The importance of mental health strategies in attracting top talent chapters include:

  • Changing attitudes to mental health at work
  • The importance of supporting mental health and wellbeing among staff
  • Effective strategies for supporting mental health at work
  • Promoting mental health policies when recruiting
  • Securing staff with mental health exercise
  • Partnering with mental health organisations
  • The challenges of addressing mental health at work

Professionals place a high value on mental wellbeing strategies when looking for a role

Our research showed that 88% of professionals consider the mental health and wellbeing strategies offered by their employer to be important when searching for a role.

The findings also revealed that hiring managers seriously underestimate how important the mental health policies of an employer are when choosing a role. Just 42% believed that their mental health strategies would be important to candidates when considering a new job. 

Employers recognise the value of mental wellbeing, but few have a dedicated strategy

93% of employers and 85% professionals agree that employees are more effective in their role when they feel that their mental health and wellbeing is supported at work. In addition, 86% of employers believe that effective mental health strategies can lead to fewer staff absences due to illness and 63% believe that staff collaborate better.

However, despite the recognition of the benefits, just 51% of employers currently have a mental health policy in place.

Promoting your mental wellbeing strategies

The survey showed that almost two thirds (64%) of professionals found it difficult to find information about the mental wellbeing strategies offered by employers.

Employers had few channels in place to help potential employees learn about their mental wellbeing policy. Just 12% made this information available on their website and 66% only communicate these strategies internally.

Finding staff with mental health expertise

While employers show a desire to develop mental wellbeing strategies, just 6% are actively recruiting staff with mental health training and expertise.

In addition, among professionals who possess mental health training, only 9% said that they felt that their skills in this area were being used effectively. 


Share this article

Related content

Submit a Vacancy
Salary Survey
Hiring Advice
Get in touch

Find out more by contacting one of our specialist recruitment consultants

Related content

View All

People First: solidifying and improving your workplace culture during tough climates

How do cuts and remote working pose risks to staff morale? Constant disruption and change over long periods can create a sense of extreme instability amongst workers. HR teams are often at the forefront of business change – coaching managers on how to deliver difficult news in line with HR best prac

Read More

Conducting interviews in Taiwan

The key to conducting a good interview is having a clear structure. Having a clear framework for each interview will ensure that no questions are left unanswered and that you have a fluid, but structured, conversation. It will also ensure that you come across to the candidate as credible and profess

Read More

Attracting and retaining talent

For the last few years, employers have faced the challenge of talent shortage in their sector which leads to the question – how does one attract and retain talent? While it is essential to ensure that you offer competitive salary packages, it is also important to hire the right talent for the job in

Read More

I'm Robert Walters Are you?

Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.