Presenteeism is when employees are physically present in the workplace, but due to physical illness, stress or mental health issues, they may be less productive, less engaged and less motivated. In the long run, presenteeism can even prove costlier to your organisation than absenteeism. It is therefore integral that you implement an employee benefits package that places a focus on both.
The first step to tackling presenteeism is asking yourself if your organisation’s employee benefits package is doing anything to prevent it.
It’s important that you answer any questions, provide support and communicate openly with your employees about how they are feeling at work. Let them know that you have an employee benefits package in place to help if they do fall ill or need to talk.
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