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Is Presenteeism Hurting Your Workforce?

01 May 2007

Employee Benefit Plan Review
It is a familiar problem. You hear a sneeze in the next cubicle, and you know it's only a matter of time before cold germs reach you and others working nearby. The cycle continues endlessly, as employees who come down with common colds or mild illnesses elect to work rather than stay home, and thereby continue the spread of illness through the workplace. Presenteeism - the feeling that one must show up for work even if one is too sick, stressed or distracted to be productive - is a growing problem for U.S. employers.

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