How much does Presenteeism cost your business?  Can you afford not to know?

Proactive Works is offering businesses a unique opportunity to participate in a research project into the validation of a questionnaire assessing the impact of presenteeism on business in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University.

Presenteeism is the action of employees coming to work despite having a sickness that justifies an absence and as a consequence, they are performing their work under sub-optimal conditions which negatively impact on engagement and productivity. Presenteeism is rarely measured despite it costing twice as much as absenteeism.

The purpose of our questionnaire is to provide business with purposeful and valuable information. This includes the following:

–   assess how presenteeism has impacted on the employees’ quality and quantity of work

Please find below a script explaining the questionnaire to your employees and the general link to complete the questionnaire. If you have any questions please contact us as soon as possible. We are hoping to collate the data by the end of May as we have a deadline of June to submit our findings as this is a funded project. If your company wants specific feedback we can generate a link specific to your company, please let us know.

Script to send to employees:

“We spend over a third of our lives between the ages of 16 and 65 at work so it is important to understand the relationship between work and our wellbeing. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University and Proactive Works Ltd are conducting a study looking at wellbeing in relation to sickness absence and being unwell in the workplace. As an employee you are invited to give your valuable opinion by completing an anonymous and confidential questionnaire that should take around 2 minutes to complete. As a thank you for your participation, you will be given the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw. You and your employer will be given a summary of the study findings which will be used to improve your wellbeing in the workplace. To participate in the study, please click on the link above image to proceed to the questionnaire.

We would really appreciate if you could consider your involvement in this valuable research project. If you have any questions please contact me by email at or phone 07733232034.

Thank You,

The Research Team