"Presenteeism is an issue that affects most companies," said Ray M. Merrill, a professor in the College of Life Sciences at BYU. "Studies have shown that when presenteeism is on the shelf, productivity is off."
Employees with unhealthy habits are causing substantially higher levels of lost workplace productivity, according to new research out of Brigham Young University. Much of that is due to presenteeism — on the job productivity loss attributed to poor health and other personal issues.
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