Absenteeism vs. Presenteeism

“When employees are out sick, it’s easy to see how productivity suffers.  But presenteeism – when employees come to work but can’t perform at full capacity due to health concerns – can hurt your bottom line, too.  It’s a bigger problem than you might expect.  The number of workdays lost to presenteeism is 7.5 times higher than the days lost through absenteeism.” – Karen D. Tejcka, Keiser Permanente, RN, BSN, MPH “Employee Health for a More Profitable Business:  Making the Case for Workforce Health Programs”.

Contributed by Kory Kogon, FranklinCovey Global Productivity Practice Leader