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What’s the cost of presenteeism?

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presenteeism

Earlier this year, we looked at the cost of employees being ill but still attending work Click here to view the article. This phenomenon is known as presenteeism. A recent survey by Barnett Waddingham has found that the problem is worsening in the UK. A survey of 3,000 employees found that this issue has tripled since […]

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Stress: are we really coping?

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Stress Awareness poster

It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week and we wanted to focus on stress and the impact it has on us. We all experience stress, in fact it sadly seems to be more prevalent, especially in the workplace and amongst younger people.  MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) states that 1 in 6 adults in Britain […]

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Throwing a sickie – a thing of the past?

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Employee Relations

No doubt you will have seen the recent headlines….the latest CIPD research shows that 86% of employers had seen their employees coming in to work ill. This is a shocking increase from 26% back in 2010. Why has it increased? ‘Presenteeism’, as it’s also known, normally happens when employees feel pressure to continue working and […]