Workers distracted by marital, couple issues

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By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2012

Personal relationship issues are not only causing problems at home, they’re also distracting employees at work, according to a survey from ComPsych.

More than one in five (22 per cent) employees say personal relationship issues are their biggest distraction at work, found the survey of 1,236 Americans.

“When employers look at what things increase presenteeism or make it difficult for people to really be focused and high-achieving at work, marital issues and couple issues are huge,” says Judith Plotkin, vice-president of strategic growth at Homewood Human Solutions in Toronto.