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Research short: Sick of work

Dr Mary Wyatt

A Swedish study has highlighted the link between lacklustre organisational environments workplace and employee absenteeism.

Absence due to sickness is an issue that concerns many employers. In an effort to understand the underlying causes of sickness absence, a Swedish study explored the influence of workplace environment and work commitment. Researchers studied two groups. The first was a group of 2,500 people randomly selected from the working population. The second group was of 3,000 people sick-listed for more than 14 days over a two-month period. The r...

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