Unwanted presence

Smedley, Tim
January 2011
People Management;1/13/2011, p16
The article explores the negative aspects of presenteeism in Great Britain. In March 2008, Dame Carol Black's report, titled "Working for a Healthier Tomorrow," showed that presenteeism accounts for 1.5 times as much labor time lost as absenteeism and cost more to employers. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) absence management survey report in November 2010 revealed that the average of absences is 7.7 per employee a year. Employee assistance providers (EAPs) also recognize the presenteeism trend.


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