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Presenteeism and the hidden costs of staff who are glued to their seats


Organisation: Institute of Directors

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Organisations are generally familiar with the cost of absenteeism, however much less is known about presenteeismPresenteeismPresenteeism means turning up for work when unwell, resulting in a loss of productivity. Presenteeism, or sickness presence, could account for as much, if not more, of a loss in productivity than sickness absence. It can also adversely affect general...Find out more, which may have an equal, if not larger, impact on an organisation. This news article delves deeper into the issue and considers the reasons behind this behaviour and the challenges it incurs. There are lots of good examples from a range of employers on how to spot presenteeism and ways to tackle it.

The article was written by Karen Higginbottom, a freelance journalist who has written on a range of HR and diversity issues, and was featured in The Times newspaper.

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