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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Our current work with presenteeism is an evolution from the programs we've had in place over the years--projects that have shown a positive return on investment and a positive return for employees," says Dr.
For instance, simply cutting sick days could lead to presenteeism and increased stress levels.
In light of this, we aimed to determine the impact on presenteeism of the conscientiousness trait among employees in the health sector.
Managers with high levels of responsibility and onerous workloads are at an-risk group when it comes to exhibiting higher levels of presenteeism.
A nation's paid sick leave policies can affect the balance between contagious presenteeism and noncontagious absenteeism.
There are many ways presenteeism can hurt a workplace:
In the 1990s, a new phenomenon started to appear in the workplace: presenteeism.
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.