In body but not mind - presenteeism in the workplace

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Sometimes employees need return to work assistance even while they're still physically in the workplace.

Most of us are aware that employees often need help in returning to their workplace after an illness or injury. Perhaps less well known is the idea of employees being physically present at their workplace, but needing help to return from a mental absence and from lowered levels of productivity. The concept is known as ‘presenteeism', and studies reveal that Australian industry looses billions of dollars each year as a res...

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Published 24 June, 2008 | Updated 18 August, 2008