Absenteeism and presenteeism, though two very different issues, can have a big impact on the bottom line of your business. To fully understand that, however, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. Absenteeism happens when employees have an unplanned absence from work—they might genuinely be sick or have a family emergency come up, or they could feel disengaged and call in sick just because. To some extent, it’s important for businesses to plan for these types of absences.
Presenteeism, on the other hand, is a bit harder to track. Presenteeism occurs when employees come to work, but they aren’t actually working or being productive. This infographic explains the difference between these two issues, going into why they happen, and what factors play into encouraging or discouraging them in the workplace. It also covers the rates and costs of absenteeism and presenteeism in the US and the UK. Towards the end of this infographic, find tips from industry experts on ways to fight absenteeism and presenteeism in today’s workplace.