Breaking presenteeism and combating the ‘always on’ culture in a busy workplace »

02 Dec 2021
14:10 - 14:50 (GMT)
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge and online
Gail Kinman
Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London and Director, Council for Work and Health
Rachel Suff
Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations, CIPD

Breaking presenteeism and combating the ‘always on’ culture in a busy workplace »

Breaking presenteeism and combating the ‘always on’ culture in a busy workplace

Presenteeism in the workplace is just as high among those employees who are working from home. The merging of ‘home’ and ‘work’, and the use of technology, is creating an ‘always on’ environment which is certainly detrimental to long-term employees’ wellbeing. This session will look at the best ways to manage presenteeism among your people and why it is important that they switch off from work when away from their desk

  • what can organisations do better to tackle and address the issue?
  • recognising the causes and risks of presenteeism for wellbeing and performance
  • implementing more flexible working practices to give employees control over their time at work

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser, CIPD 

Gail Kinman, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London and Director, Council for Work and Health

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