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'Presenteeism' more of a problem than absenteeism

In Brief: 'Presenteeism' more of a problem than absenteeism

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Why 'presenteeism' could be considered as a problem in disguise for employers. 'Presenteeism' is one way to describe when a worker turns up to work when ill often because they feel pressure to do so. Research suggests that this is on the rise and 24% of employees would feel more comfortable taking time off for illness if there was less pressure from their employer to be ‘always on’ and working. This means that some workers are not recognising their wellbeing which could compromise their long-term health.

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