Steve Thompson, managing director at Forward Role Recruitment, walks us through the concept of presenteeism ? and delivers advice on how to prevent it from happening.
The CIPD has published its?annual report on employee absence and wellbeing, revealing that “there are grounds for concern”.?However, companies have employed various methods to combat presenteeism and boost staff health.
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?
“People usually have no problem talking about feeling physically ill ? because, that?s just biology, it?s fact, and it?s science.” This passage comes from an article written by Sarah Alonze, senior campaign director at Babel, around our lack of communication around mental health issues. Hoping to learn more about encouraging openness, we asked her a few questions.
Research found that small businesses are experiencing higher than average absenteeism ? 49 per cent of small business owners said staff were taking more than five days per year.
That the nation is filled with sleep deprived Brits is nothing new. But did you know those travelling from certain stations feel the dire need for a wake-up coffee more than others?
Whilst many are familiar with the impact sickness absence has on businesses, especially smaller organisations, little information is provided about the effect of presenteeism.
We don’t have enough fingers to count the times we’ve experienced one of those stressful, need-coffee-now days. No biggie, work is hard and employees should except that, right? Wrong, staff wellbeing needs your attention asap.
That UK business leaders encounter much condemnation over staff wellbeing is no secret ? research about our unhealthy lifestyle gets dredged up almost every day. But as another report hits the internet, what exactly has Britain been criticised for in the first place?
The majority of UK employees go to work when they are sick, but admit they are less productive and of no benefit to the business – so why not try banning them untill they recover?
The impact of stress on SMEs is subtle but potentially damaging. It starts with employees feeling overloaded, overwhelmed and having no control – so it doesn't hurt to find out how to spot the symptoms of stress.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has released a study that aims to improve understanding of the key causes of employees going to work when sick – known as presenteeism – and to make managers more aware of the growing phenomenon.