Posts tagged “Presenteeism”

Does your organisation have a long hours culture? According to the TUC, the number of workers in the East Midlands who are regularly working more than 48 hours a week has risen by 18% since 2010. And this week the CIPD issued their 2015 Absence Management Survey which found that 31% of employers (and particularly those with long hours cultures) have seen an increase in ‘presenteeism’ - people coming to work when they are genuinely unwell due to fear their job may be at risk if they take time off. 
What did you do for your holiday this summer? 
 
Something active and personally enriching? Lazing in the sunshine? Catching up on some books or meeting family and friends? 
 
And what did you notice when you returned to work? (Apart from the e-mail mountain of course!) Has your perspective changed at all? Have some of the big problems you were grappling with before you went away miraculously become a bit smaller and more manageable? Have your team managed to keep the organisation afloat during your absence? Are you a little more relaxed since you returned? 
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