presenteeism


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A neologism describing a situation—the converse of absenteeism—in which a worker goes to the workplace, but should not have because of illness

presenteeism

(prē″zĕn-tē′ĭzm) [By analogy with absenteeism]
Presence at work without contributing to the productivity of the institution. The term is used for such behavior as working while ill or while being distracted from one's primary tasks, and thus in a less than fully functional mode; or logging excessive hours at work to impress coworkers or managers.
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Presenteeism asks the employee to rate the degree in which personal problems keep him/her from concentrating at work.
Obesity-related presenteeism can result in an additional 8.
The findings highlight the strong link between these lifestyle risk factors, employees health and their performance at work, looking at areas such as: absenteeism, productivity, engagement, and presenteeism.
Workplace wellness company Provant explores the problems of presenteeism, absenteeism and worker productivity in a new white paper released today, titled, " Employee Health and Productivity .
While many employers might view presenteeism as something that affects older employees, young workers also are at risk.
Sickness presenteeism (SP) can be defined as a state in which employees turn up for work in spite of being sick.
Whilst there are undoubtedly fewer jobs around, I wonder if presenteeism or working 70 hours a week is the only way to stand out from the crowd.
The 2012 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study reports that disengaged employees miss more work days and have presenteeism rates almost twice that of engaged employees.
Far too many offices have a culture of presenteeism, where staff are judged on hours spent at their desks rather than the work they do.
Health-related lost productivity is made up of two components: absence (otherwise known as absenteeism) and presenteeism.
The threat of redundancies and worries over job security were fuelling the trend, known as presenteeism, with the problem likely to get worse in organisations making redundancies in the coming months.
This behavior is known as sickness presenteeism as defined by Aronsson, Gustafsson and Dallner (2000).