Loneliness Kills— How it's harming your employees...and how to help them

By LifeDojo Team Jan 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Loneliness is more deadly than obesity and more common than most people think. The bottom line is this: untreated mental illness in the workplace is expensive. It costs as much as $1,600 per employee, per year and in terms of depression specifically, those who meet the criteria for the disease but receive no treatment for it use two to four times the healthcare resources of their colleagues. The result is higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, decreased productivity, more workplace accidents, higher disability costs, higher overall medical costs and ultimately, lower profits.

Of course, it’s not as if employers— specifically, Benefits and HR leaders— haven’t tried a variety of workplace programs to address the high rates of mental health issues. From EAPs to telehealth solutions to educational content and digital programs, employers have spent the money and taken the time to make big changes to improve mental health rates, always with the best of intentions.

Resilience: The Key To Lasting Employee Wellbeing

By LifeDojo Team Oct 28, 2015 9:05:00 AM


Resilience has become the fastest growing wellness focus in corporate America this year. According to a recent survey from Buck Consultants at Xerox, 22% of companies already have resilience programs and 28% are planning to offer them soon. Why? Resilience, the ability to bounce back from challenges or persevere despite setbacks, may be the secret to long-term success. Resilience predicts success more accurately than IQ or conscientiousness, as described in a TED talk by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth. Researchers at the University of Western Sydney found that resilience also boosts employee health and performance.

This Is Where Your Employees Are Looking to Improve Their Health (and It’s Not Pretty)

By Chris Cutter Aug 5, 2015 9:30:00 AM

As an employer, you have a vested interest in the quality of your employees’ health. Healthy employees are in the office more often, they’re more productive, and they’re less stressed. Highly stressed employees, on the other hand, take almost twice as many sick days per year.

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