Report: Employee depression leads to lost work days, productivity

07/25/2013 | Gallup.com

Data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found U.S. workers diagnosed with depression collectively miss about 68 million additional work days each year, compared with employees who have not had depression, costing more than $23 billion in lost productivity. The report said employers can put more resources into early identification and treatment programs and improve employee engagement, which could lead to increased willingness to participate in workplace wellness programs.

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