Bottom line and dating

We don’t need to tell you that these directly effect healthcare costs and the bottom line.

Indirectly, relationship problems and divorce impact overall worker productivity more frequently than death in the family, serious illness, problems with children, substance abuse, and depression.

Until now, we all thought that marriages and relationships were the responsibility of the couples themselves, clergy, coaches, and healthcare professionals.

According to the 2003 Census Bureau, annually, there are about 2.3 million marriages and about 1.2 million divorces in the US. You know some of them, and you know how destructive the whole divorce process can be.

Divorce effects the workforce — a real concern for management.

For example, in the year following divorce, employees lose an average of over 168 hours of work time – an equivalent of being fully absent four weeks in one calendar year.

According to a 2006 study, when dual-income couples are happy in marriage, they are more loyal to their employers, thus turnover is lowered.

The cost-saving benefits of not having to train new employees leads to greater profitability.

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