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Distracted employee Impaired employees are more apt to make mistakes, miss deadlines, or in worst case scenarios, cause accidents on the job. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Each year, employers lose an average of $255 in productivity per employee to something called “presenteeism,” according to a 2004 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Multiply that number by your entire workforce and your business may be facing significant losses. But what is presenteeism, and how is it robbing your employees of so much productivity?

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