Employees working while unwell can have a negative impact on an organization
Hillary Clinton tried to power her way through a bout of pneumonia during her 2016 presidential campaign. It only became obvious that she was sick after she nearly collapsed while attending a Sept. 11 memorial service.
Researchers found that managerial support and structured employee wellness programs were key to eradicating presenteeism.
“The one viable way to improve employee health and lower presenteeism is to implement an effective health management strategy,” Merrill said.