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Sunday, January 28, 2007
“Presenteeism", or going to work when sick, is a persistent problem at more than half of U.S. workplaces and costs U.S. business a whopping $180 billion a year, research shows. The CCH research shows that CCH research shows 56% of human resource executives see "presenteeism" as a problem now, up from 39% making the same complaint two years ago. Like its more notorious counterpart absenteeism, it takes on growing importance as employers try to keep an eye on productivity and the bottom line. Presenteeism costs employers in terms of lowered productivity, prolonged illness by sick workers and the potential spread of illness to colleagues and customers and this can prove elusive to measure, unlike absenteeism. Paradoxically, as a matter of fact, presenteeism is often encouraged, as employees may be honored for perfect attendance. A significant number of workforce suffer from lack of privileges like paid sick leave notes the study.
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