The rise of ‘presenteeism’ in the workplace

How many times have you gone in to work when you’re really not up to it?

It’s called presenteeism and it’s on the rise.

A study by health insurer Vitality has found that more than 40% of employees said their work was being affected by health problems – a figure that’s risen by a third over the last five years.

It found that people are putting aside both mental and physical health problems to attend work.

And in its recent annual Health and Well-Being at Work Survey Report the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) also found evidence of unhealthy trends in the workplace.

The CIPD said more than four-fifths (83%) of its respondents had observed presenteeism in their organisation, and a quarter (25%) said the problem had got worse since the previous year.

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One Reply to “The rise of ‘presenteeism’ in the workplace”

  1. If you want to find a place where it is really bad domestically, go check out the IRS. At the least people are starting to take better care of themselves now. The attrition rate is sky high and the number of people on-duty who have suffered at least one heart attack is too high.

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