Five Ways to Reduce Presenteeism in the Workplace

Like coffee machine breakdowns, train delays and printer jams, absenteeism is an unavoidable part of working life. Absence, however, is only one part of the picture when it comes to employee health. Presenteeism, or sickness presence, is the act of showing up for work without being productive, generally because ill-health prevents it. Presenteeism in the workplace is not a new phenomenon – anyone who’s ever dragged themselves to work with a splitting headache…

Presenteeism on the rise as an estimated quarter of UK employees admit to working when ill

Businesses need to address ‘presenteeism’, as well as absenteeism Survey data from 39,000 UK workers presented by leading business psychology company, Robertson Cooper, has shown that a quarter of the people in the sample have recently struggled into work to show their bosses they are present, despite feeling ill. The research is part of the company’s annual report on employee engagement and wellbeing at work in the UK. The report, UK Perspectives on…