Here's an amazing insight into how divorce negatively impacts employers. Yes, divorce negatively affects the family. But it also really hurts the employers. The productivity cost due to divorce is estimated at $6 billion annually. Yes, you heard me correctly, $6 billion! Moreover, one study found an average of four weeks lost the year following an employee's divorce.
Divorce also costs taxpayers $30 billion a year due to increases in the costs of housing, food stamps, bankruptcies, problems with children and many other issues.
Doesn't it make sense that we employers should work really hard at keeping marriages together? Perhaps we need to be more sensitive to long hours, traveling with members of the opposite sex, benefits that lessen worry problems at home. We employers need to go over and beyond what is necessary to keep marriages together.
Overall, it's worth the investment, isn't it?