Presenteeism is a serious problem. “But in many companies it’s not known”, says Katharina
Walser, president of the Swiss association for Corporate Health poromotion. According to a
study of Cornell University presenteeism causes at least three times the costs than
would incur if the affected employees stayed at home. Presenteeism causes absenteeism.
Average loss of productivity: CHF 6000,-- per employee/annum
Average costs of absences: CHF 2500,--
(National Suisse, 2009).