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Rise in people going to work whilst ill - response from totaljobs

Martin Talbot, Director at totaljobs comments:

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Reports that sick days are at their lowest level since 1993 comes as no surprise.

“Totaljobs’ recent research revealed that the presenteeism culture is rife in the UK workforce, with over a third of British employees feeling pressured to work overtime for fear of being judged by bosses and colleagues.

“Worryingly, this culture is hugely damaging to the productivity of our workforce. As a nation, we are placing more importance on hours spent at our desks, rather than results achieved.

“It’s vital that employees recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance – whether that’s taking a sick day when necessary, or simply leaving work on time - our productivity will thrive as a result.”