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Workers lose 30 days a year due to sickness absence and presenteeism

Employees lose an average of 30.4 working days a year due to sickness absence and underperformance due to ill health, according to health insurance provider VitalityHealth.

Its latest Britain’s Healthiest Workplace study, which was conducted in partnership, with the University of Cambridge, research body RAND Europe and employee health benefits firm Mercer Marsh Benefits, found that presenteeism – where employees struggle into work while they are sick – increased in 2017. 

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