Absenteeism and Presenteeism in the workplace are hurting the bottom line of individual organizations. In fact, a 2013 study by The Conference Board of Canada shows that absenteeism alone is costing the Canadian economy $16.6 billion each year. Despite this, a recent study done by Morneau Sheppell shows that while the majority of employers are concerned about absenteeism they do not give much thought to the issue of presenteeism, as it is harder to quantify. Both may be hurting your bottom line.
So our question to you is: what is your organization doing to combat this billion dollar problem?
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