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Unhealthy employees costing British firms more than one month a year in lost productivity

British companies are losing on average 23.5 days of productive time per employee each year as staff take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health. This is equivalent to each worker losing more than an entire working month of productive time annually. When translated into monetary terms, unhealthy lifestyles and poor health are costing British firms £57 billion a year in lost productivity.

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‘Pulling a sickie’ becoming a catching condition

Nearly a third of the nation (32 percent) have taken a fake sick day this year, according to a new study released by Actimel. Whilst the top reason for women pulling a sickie was due to feeling under pressure with their workload (41 percent), over a quarter of men (27 percent) attributed their fake sick day to recover from a hangover following a heavy drinking session the night before. Surprisingly, also a fifth of men (20 percent) admitted they felt bored with their jobs, warranting them time to lounge around at home.

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