Tags: presenteeism

Zara Whysall: Presenteeism: Friend or Foe?

As a business psychologist straddling both academia and practice, presenteeism raises some important challenges. On a practical level, a common concern is the financial cost of presenteeism – highlighted by our recent UK study as costing businesses just over £4k per employee in lost productivity every year. On average employees spend 2.5 weeks a year…

Poppy Jaman: Why employers should consider investing in mental health

Mental ill health in the workplace is a growing issue with one in six working age adults experiencing depression, anxiety or stress-related issues at any one time. With World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is calling on employers to find out how they can support the mental wellbeing of their staff.

Employers not tackling presenteeism as a staggering 93% of staff come to work when sick

The proportion of staff who come into work while ill is a staggeringly high 93%, according to recent research from Canada Life Group Insurance. This remains unchanged from 2013, demonstrating employers are still failing to address the problem of presenteeism which plagues the UK workforce. The research also shows employees took an average of 4.4…

A culture of presenteeism is damaging productivity in UK offices

A ubiquitous culture of presenteeism is damaging productivity in UK offices, according to new research by fit out and refurbishment specialist Overbury. This is despite 77% of office workers having more flexible working options open to them than five years ago and expecting this trend to continue into 2014. Four in five (80%) claim those…

Economic uncertainty is damaging the UK workforce

Higher levels of stress, absences, discontent and “presenteeism” reported Law firm Speechly Bircham and King’s College London have today published the findings of their latest survey of senior HR professionals. Now in its fourth year, the survey is the most comprehensive of its kind. The ‘State of HR Survey 2012: the age of uncertainty’ highlights…