Employee's Perceptions of Marriage Enrichment Training and Its Influence on Work Environment

Supporting marriage makes business sense through the continued development of human capital (Gallagher, 2002).  When companies invest in physical and relational wellness of their workers, returns on investment can range between $1.50 and $6.85 for every dollar spent (Olson &Turvey, 2006). Startling evidence reveals that employees in failing relationships cost employers money (Olson & Turvey, 2006).  Increased cost to employers associated with unhealthy relationships, negatively affects the organizations bottom line (Olson & Turvey, 2006). Therefore, missed opportunities for organizations to capitalize on developing a more satisfied and versatile workforce may hinder efforts to improve competitive effectiveness and maintain positive retention outcomes (Fogarty et al., 2014; Gall, Grewal, Kadis, Lopes & Salovey, 2006; Sharey & Vailland, 1985).

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Session Time and Location

9:00am to 10:05am
Maplewood A

Session Format

25 minute presentation

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Discipline-specific Presentations