The Zombie apocalypse is upon us, it's real, and it costs employers billions, studies show.
But the Zombies aren't taking the form of the undead rising from the grave in a quest to consume the living. Instead, it's taking the form of exhausted, sick, injured or demoralized employees showing up to work, but for whatever reason not performing to their full productivity potential.
That's the conclusion of a new study out of Brigham Young University, which concluded that when it comes to damage to employers, the cost ratio of presenteeism versus absenteeism is as three is to one.
Researchers found that presenteeism was highly correlated with outside factors, including poor health, poor eating habits, financial stress, and relationship problems and other emotional problems from outside the company. Workers become stressed and distracted - and being human, their problems are spilling over into the workplace.
According to the study's chief researcher, the study looked at more than 20,000 workers.
Among its fi ...
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