APA Online CE Quiz

No. 70

Title: Presenteeism and Productivity: Two Reasons Employee Assistance Programs Make Good Business Cents

1. The definition of lost productive time is:
A) Reduced performance while at work.
B) Hours spent away from one?s primary tasks.
C) Absenteeism and presenteeism.
D) Days not at work.

2. The estimated average number of lost productive hours per week from depression is:
A) 5.6 hours.
B) 3.6 hours.
C) 2.1 hours.
D) 1.5 hours.

3. During an intake session, an employee shares with the EAP counselor that he is having trouble focusing at work, is finding himself having to repeat tasks, and is working, according to his supervisor, more slowly than when he started his job a year ago. The counselor should explore such cues as possible indicators of:
A) Employee depression.
B) Work that is not suited to the employee.
C) Malingering.
D) Presenteeism.
E) A, B, and D

4. If an organization wants a reliable measure of the degree to which depression is decreasing its productivity, it should:
A) Realize that at this time there are no reliable ways of calculating it.
B) Hire a consultant who can calculate the complex issue.
C) Use one of the productivity models available online.
D) Hire a forensic psychologist to conduct a thorough study of the organization?s climate and employee rules.

5. A study reported in Employee Benefit Plan Review found that the number of depressed employees who were work-impaired was cut in half after how many weeks of treatment?
A) 2 weeks
B) 3 weeks
C) 4 weeks
D) 6 weeks

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