The Cost of Going to Work When Sick

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This infographic showcases the staggering costs of working when sick, examining 4 ways productivity suffers.

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The Cost of Going to Work When Sick

  1. 1. 1 2 3 4 Productivity Losses Exposure to Others Lack of Recovery Financial Liability to Company 83% people continue to work 36% companies that discourage Presenteeism costs employers $2000/yr/employee or attend school while employees from coming experiencing flu-like into work sick symptoms Medical Presenteeism Absenteeism 41% Benefits 2010: 38% Productivity losses exceed the costs of absenteeism and medical and 2011: 48% disability benefits companies that educate employees on the10% more employers than last importance of stayingyear are reporting a problem home when sickwith presenteeism 62% companies that send employees home sick One in four employees say they cannot miss work for one week Stay Home: Employees are Cost of employees working Presenteeism accounts for 61% of 27% more productive when at diminished capacity an employees’ total lost productivity x x x they work from home¹ costs in U.S. $250 Billion/yr and medical costsTelework Research Network. 2010. Most employees say Employees who often go to workWorkshifting Benefits: The Bottom Line. they go to work sick Working through presenteeism despite feeling sick have at least sometimes has a long-term negative higher rates of future The common cold results in an effects on health and work absences economic loss of $16.7B for Sponsored by: productivity due to illness presenteeism, while $8 billion is attributed to absenteeism

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