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Presenteeism - is it always a bad thing?

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Presenteeism has been estimated to cost UK employers up to 1.8-times the financial burden of sickness absence. But what is it, how is it measured, and is it always bad? Nerys Williams explores the evidence.

PRESENTEEISM is a topical issue in occupational health, business and human resources journals, blogs and media. A recent survey by the insurance company Canada Life suggests that it is becoming more …

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2013 (vol. 10/3) pp15-18

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