Thursday, November 11, 2004

Times Online - Jobs

Times Online - Jobs

The recognition of presenteeism is dawning on both sides of the Atlantic. In Germany, the term "internal resignation" seems to capture both the content and the spirit of the problem.

Presenteeism a costly problem for US companies

We all know absenteeism can eat into company profits, but new research shows that presenteeism — workers at their desks but not at their best due to chronic ill health — is also expensive, costing the US economy $150 billion each year, according to Harvard Business Review (Oct). A similar problem, identified by German researchers as “internal resignation”, comes when staff are too demotivated to be bothered working

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