TACKLING ABSENCE & PRESENTEEISM IN THE WORKPLACE
An article in the latest issue of People Management considers whether organisations can simultaneously tackle the perennial issues of absence and presenteeism.
According to EAPA executive committee member, Amanda Smith, who’s quoted in the article, presenteeism is increasing within organisations, particularly due to job insecurity as a result of the recession and general economic downturn.
She comments: “Our call analysis is finding that when organisations go through change or there’s a threat of job losses, sickness absence tends to go down because people think, ‘Out of sight is out of mind’ – that the way to stave off redundancy is to stay in work and not be off sick.”
To read the article in full go to http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/articles/2011/01/absence-unwanted-presence.htm.