Is 'presenteeism' the reason sick days have dropped at the Council?

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Is 'presenteeism' the reason sick days have dropped at the Council?

Post  Guest on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:33 am

The average number of sick days taken by Rochdale Council employees in the financial year 2011/12 was 8.55, down from 9.21 days the previous year.

An authoritative report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development says a culture of ‘presenteeism’ is sweeping Britain as workers decide to come into the office, rather than stay home in bed.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/127/council-watch/77713/is-presenteeism-the-reason-sick-days-have-dropped-at-the-council

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Re: Is 'presenteeism' the reason sick days have dropped at the Council?

Post  cyfrifia on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:02 am

Presenteeism is generally regarded as problematic, with workers coming in when they aren't well, making mistakes and spreading viruses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9-FOLG-iA


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Post  Dalelad on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:27 pm

Alternatively employees were previously taking a day off when not really ill, but are now worried about being chosen for redundancy and aren't taking the mickey/stealing from their employer as often.
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Post  Poppyanna555 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:38 pm

I totally agree Dalelad.
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Post  teamplayer2 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:47 pm

Yes Dale Lad you may have a point there.

Cyfrifia has a point also.
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Post  Chill37 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:15 pm

Spot on Dalelad.

People fear being off for worrying if their attendance levels will be used against them at any point.

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