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Employment: Presenteeism - Centre for Mental Health
"Productivity losses caused by health problems are more likely to take the form of presenteeism rather than absenteeism among white-collar workers, particularly professional and executive staff, than they are among blue-collar workers. This is pushing up the costs of presenteeism, as the balance of employment shifts away from manual work and towards higher-paid non-manual jobs."

"Presenteeism tends to go up and absenteeism down when jobs are at risk, as employees seek to reduce their chances of being made redundant by maintaining a good attendance record even when unwell. The current weak state of the labour market is therefore increasing presenteeism and its associated costs."
work  labour  health  sickness  mentalHealth  presenteeism  depression  stress  precarity 
october 2013 by petej

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