Tag Archives: presenteeism

Effect of ill health in the workplace on worker productivity

According to research by Price Waterhouse Coopers, the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations. This is a mind-boggling figure, but to put it into some context, the cost of sickness absence was … Continue reading

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Reducing the costs of sickness absence

The 2011 Black/Frost review of the sickness absence system in Great Britain reported that ill health within the working-age population costs the economy an estimated £15 billion per year. This cost comprises loss of production or output and other resource … Continue reading

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Cutting sickness absence and presenteeism – making workplaces healthier

The financial and operational effects of sickness absence are considerable, especially for small organisations. According to the most recent independent review of sickness absence*, sickness absence costs the economy around £15 billion a year. There are direct and indirect costs … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to call the Adviceline

Interactions with our Adviceline service (i.e. calls to our occupational health nurses, questions asked online, etc.) are at an all-time high. So what particular issues are users of our service facing that make them turn to us? We’ve listed ten … Continue reading

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CIPD report on mental health problems in the workplace

In December 2011 the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) published a report entitled ‘Focus on mental health in the workplace’, which outlined the findings of a survey of over 2,000 employees to identify their experiences and attitudes about … Continue reading

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Presenteeism and its impact on organisational performance

Most organisations are aware that they need to manage absenteeism and record absence trends. However, presenteeism (employees coming to work when they actually feel they are too ill to work) and the impact it has on organisational performance may not … Continue reading

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Incentivising attendance – thinking beyond cash incentives

It is estimated that the UK economy loses 150 million working days to sickness absence each year. This led the Government to call for a major review of sickness absence in February 2011. The independent review aims to increase the … Continue reading

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Employers’ roles in dealing with employee stress

The British Academy was inspired to carry out research into work-related stress (‘Stress at Work’) on the basis that the evidence of work stress began emerging during the 1990’s, a period of relative economic prosperity. So what would stress levels … Continue reading

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