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Distressed employees half as productive as healthy workers

Published by: LifeWorks,

Employees who are distressed or struggling with some aspect of their health or well-being spend more than one third of their working time being unproductive.

For context, this level of reduced productivity is more than twice as much as the typical ‘healthy’ employee. In addition, these employees are also absent from work for an average of 7.36 hours per month, almost one full working day.

This revelation comes with the release of Workplace Well-being: A Summary of the 2018 Workplace Outcome Suite Annual Report, based on data over 23,000 employee use cases. In this short video, Paula Allen, VP of Research and Insight at Morneau Shepell, talks about the findings.

Over a three month period of distress, almost five days of productive work time were restored per case due to the use of EAP counselling. This result was worth an estimated $1,731 per case. With typical annual levels of program use and cost, the ROI for EAP counselling was estimated at $3.37:1.

Download the full report here

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