Comments are closed. Sick staff at work cost firms more than absenteeismOn 25 May 2004 in Personnel Today Employees who go to work when they are sick cost employers far more thanabsenteeism or disability leave, according to a recent study published in theUS Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Researchers used estimates from a database of about 375,000 employees, whichincluded information on insurance claims for medical care and short-termdisability over three years, and combined it with productivity surveys for 10health conditions that most commonly affect workers. Researchers at the Cornell University Institute for Health and ProductivityStudies (IHPS) estimated that companies’ on-the-job productivity losses frompresenteeism could be as high as 60 per cent of the total cost of worker illness.It said that where companies pay health benefits, sickness costs £144 peremployee per year. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.