A third of bosses (31%) expect workers to stay later than their contractual hours
When someone is absent from work, the remaining staff may take on the extra load. But when they come in to work sick, everyone is at risk of catching a cold – which is worse?
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…
Almost two-thirds of UK workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on productivity at work, research has revealed.
More than half of UK workers claim their workplaces are affected by a culture of negative judgement around sickness absence, research has revealed.
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.
A worker at the Memphis airport ended up with a layover in Texas after laying himself down for a poorly-planned nap at work.
Research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, surveying more than 32,538 workers across all UK industries, revealed that high stress and lack of physical activity are causing industries to lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year.
New research demonstrates the continued problem of presenteeism in the UK, as almost nine in ten employees say they have come into work while unwell.
Worrying about finances and getting less than seven hours sleep are the biggest impairments on productivity at work, according to a study from Cambridge University and Rand Europe.
Absence and presenteeism are costing UK business millions every year, but who is really responsible for employee health and what is the benefit of buying into a wellbeing scheme?
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 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…
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…