Presenteeism in the Workplace
February 10, 2017 / Employee Engagement / Hailey McDonald
Recent research shows that when you invest in the wellbeing of your employees, you transform your organization from the ground up influencing engagement, productivity and culture. However, when employees come to work not ready or able to be their best, productivity and results suffer. Presenteeism in the workplace is now a growing concern for employers. Presenteeism is something we can effectively manage and influence in the workplace by realizing that life has difficult moments, and our best solution is to plan for it by building a resilient workforce.
A recent survey of 2,000 employees showed that on average they take just 4 sick days a year, but are at work at less than full capacity more that 10 times more often, costing organizations trillions of dollars.
To learn how to tackle and reduce presenteeism in your workplace, download our “Clocking In and Checking Out” whitepaper to see our analysis from behavior and data scientists to help you understand why your employees may not be working at optimal levels and discover ways to address this growing the problem. In this report, written by behavior and data scientists, you’ll learn:
- – The impact of presenteeism on your bottom line
- – How to plan for psychological challenges your employee face
- – Red flags that your employees need help.
- – How to tackle the cause, not the symptoms
- – The four primary presenteeism issues facing your workforce
- – How to shift the needle in your organization
“As psychological wellbeing improves we see presenteeism levels decrease. It’s time to change the conversation”, according to Dr. David Batman, Member of the Science Advisory Board, Virgin Pulse Institute. “We need to stop talking about how many sick days people are taking and focus our energy on what they’re doing when they’re actually at work. We need to create a culture where our employees feel empowered to make smart choices that help them maintain balance in their lives and become more productive. Having happier, healthier, less stressed employees is not only a great human outcome, it’ll provide direct benefits to the business as well.”
Organizations that invest in employee wellbeing solutions designed to create daily, sustainable behavior changes yield significant long-term value in terms of the health, productivity and engagement of its workforce. Learn more about presenteeism and how you can address it in your organization.