Should you be worried about Presenteeism?
Posted on 15th November 2018 at 09:37
According to CIPD research, 90% of HR people surveyed said they had witnessed people coming to work when they really should have stayed at home because of illness.
It has earned its own name – “Presenteeism”. But is it really a problem?
Surely the point of a good absence management process is to make people think hard about taking time off sick, and to encourage them to come to work if they are able? To reduce overall absences. And if that means people come to work when they might have taken the day off, that’s all for the good…isn’t it?