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Three Strategies to Encourage Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Leading Blog

According to a recent study, employees suffering from depression cost employers more than $44 billion per year in lost productivity, with over 81 percent of that decreased productivity coming in the form of presenteeism, or the practice of going to work despite illness or anxiety and commonly resulting in reduced productivity. As a result, it can impact our lives in the professional world, costing businesses millions of dollars due to absenteeism, high staff turnover and presenteeism.


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Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

Physical, behavioral and mental health issues such as obesity, hypertension, smoking, depression, anxiety, poor sleep, and alcohol dependence can create costs for employers through higher medical claims, reduced employee productivity and performance, absenteeism, presenteeism, and short-term disability. So what can companies do to help their employees develop healthy habits while traveling? Eric Raptosh Photography/Getty Images.


How Counseling About Work Reduces Depression

Harvard Business Review

Sometimes this occurs when people call out sick; at other times, it’s due to what’s called presenteeism , defined as “the problem of workers’ being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning.” Lerner and her co-authors wanted to test whether a fairly simple intervention could improve the work lives of people with the illness, and thus their absenteeism and presenteeism rates as well.


Where are you on the management scale of newbie to expert hacker?

Ask Atma

They develop action plans. Move towards developing a long-term relationship with a single supplier. Training and development. They are: productivity, innovation, stress management, health & wellness, team/group development, and. Some of the areas affected by advanced management solutions include: organizational development. reducing absenteeism (and presenteeism). Three Levels of Management.


What I’ve Learned from Talking About My Bipolar Disorder at Work

Harvard Business

About half of employers would not wish to employ a person with a psychiatric diagnosis (Manning and White, 1995) and two-thirds of employers in the private sector and in small and medium-sized companies report that they have never knowingly done so (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 2007). thomas vogel/Getty Images. Many years ago, I had to take some time off work for depression. I had a sick note from the doctor, and had disclosed that it was mental health–related.


In Defense of Corporate Wellness Programs

Harvard Business Review

In short, companies want to reduce the risk that their workers will get the flu, develop lung cancer, or suffer from the many debilitating conditions linked to overweight and a sedentary lifestyle. But even beyond that payoff in health, the study found a comparable payoff in productivity: For every dollar spent on wellness programs, the companies’ absenteeism-related costs fell about $2.73. A recent HBR blog proposed to deliver “ The Cure for the Common Corporate Wellness Program.”


This Coalition of 20 Companies Thinks It Can Change U.S. Health Care

Harvard Business Review

To achieve better care, employers need to work with providers to determine the conditions that are generating the greatest direct and indirect costs and to develop measurable quality goals. For too long, employers have outsourced management of their employees’ health care benefits to those with little incentive to improve value.