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Chapter 16: Managing Presenteeism to Optimize Health and Performance

Managing Presenteeism to Optimize Health and Performance

Managing presenteeism to optimise health and performance
Maria Karanika-Murray Caroline Biron Valerie Hervieux Zara Whysall Huijun Chen

Introduction

Presenteeism, defined as attending work whilst sick, represents an increasing concern for occupational health practitioners, human resource management practitioners, managers and business leaders for occupational health practitioners, human resource management practitioners, managers, and business leaders, as it sits firmly at the intersection of health and performance (Ipsen et al., 2020). The phenomenon of presenteeism has received increasing attention in the last two decades, as its costs and prevalence compare highly unfavourably with absenteeism. Although an invisible illness, presenteeism has been estimated ...

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