What is Presenteeism?

Presenteeism is when employees go to work while feeling unwell and don’t perform at full capacity.

Why is presenteeism important?

Research shows a strong link between presenteeism and mental health disorders, in particular depression and burnout. Presenteeism can cut individual employee productivity by a whopping one-third or more.

Warning signs of presenteeism

  • Working longer hours than usual or reporting to work late and leaving earlier
  • Shutting down suggestions from other teammates
  • Responding negatively to any additions to workload
  • Having less enthusiasm 
  • Talking less in meetings
  • Reacting more sensitively to feedback 
  • Complaining of tiredness
  • Being less responsive
  • Delivering a lower quality of work

How nilo.health can help

Mental health issues such as stress, depression and anxiety commonly underlie presenteeism. They can be addressed with nilo.health’s digital tools and programs, which combine scientific insights and hands-on exercises to teach work-life balance, mindfulness, stress management and a wide range of other skills vital to optimum employee health and well-being

One-on-one psychological support and webinars and expert-led group sessions on presenteeism-related topics, such as burnout, company culture and psychological safety, round out the offering.

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