On June 14, 2023 New England Wire Technologies received a signed designation letter from New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, officially making us a Recovery Friendly Workplace. The initiative challenges the stigma that has been set forth for those who are in active recovery, striving to create a system that helps both the employers and employees to create an environment that is beneficial for everyone. This mindset allows those who are seeking help to do so without the fear of judgement, humiliation, or rejection.
The Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative was launched in 2018. Since the beginning of this initiative, almost 400 business in New Hampshire have elected to adopt this new mindset. Research shows that some of the benefits workplaces have received across New Hampshire are higher productivity, less absenteeism, a greater community connection, a decreased turnover rate, improved morale, and many other benefits.
The initiative provides employers with free resources, trainings, and the support they need to help their employees in a time of crisis for both substance misuse and mental health disorders while linking employees seeking help with immediate local resources.
To learn more about Recovery Friendly Workplaces, click here.