employee health

Preventing and reducing lost productivity

When employees are away from work for medical reasons, you know it costs your company in terms of lost productivity. At the recent Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual International Conference, I co-presented with an employer that uses an innovative absence and disability management model to address the productivity loss caused by employee absences — and the results are very positive.

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Defining the causes of health-related lost productivity

I’ve just returned from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo, where I heard — as I often do — attendees express concern for rising health care costs. Those costs — especially increasing costs related to employer-provided health insurance — are weighing on the minds of employers, HR managers, brokers and consultants like you.

Part Two: Presenteeism and the bottom line

As I mentioned in my first post, “Part One: Understanding Presenteeism,” getting a handle on the hidden costs of presenteeism, such as costs associated with lost productivity, continues to challenge employers for many reasons.

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