Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Employee Engagement


Presenteeism can cut individual productivity by one-third or more. In fact, presenteeism appears to be a much costlier problem than its productivity-reducing counterpart, absenteeism.

Research consistently shows that high numbers of engaged employees in the workplace bring the organization many benefits, including better customer experience, high productivity, better retention, and lower absenteeism. However, workplaces are increasingly witnessing the phenomenon of “presenteeism”, which according to Harvard Business Review, is “the problem of workers' being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning.

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Join Norm Baillie-David, SVP Engagement at TalentMap, as he looks into the causes and effects of presenteeism, compares it with absenteeism, and shows how higher employee engagement can reduce both in the organization.  Norm will also delve into specific initiatives used by TalentMap clients which have resulted in dramatic reductions in both.

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