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CIPD report that presenteeism hits record high in UK

Makbool Javaid

A new CIPD report reveals that ‘presenteeism’, or people coming into work when they are ill, has more than tripled – observed by 86% of 1000 respondents in 2018 compared with 26% in 2010 – but despite the disturbing figures, only a minority of organisations are taking steps to challenge “these unhealthy workplace practices”. The survey also found that ‘leaveism’, such as people using annual leave to work, is also a growing problem. More than two-thirds of respondents (69%) reported that leaveism has occurred in their organisation over the last year.

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