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Thursday March 20th, 2014

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The Windsor Essex Health Unit is offering a forum on Presenteeism. Presenteeism occurs when employees are physically present, but due to a physical or emotional issue, are distracted to the point of reduced productivity.

Presenteeism is a complex issue and it can impact productivity as well as the quality of work in the workplace. Through the development of wellness policies and the creation of a supportive workplace environment, employers can reduce the costs associated with presenteeism and can have healthier and more productive employees.

The forum will provide information on the issue of presenteeism and how it affects the workplace with guest speaker Dr. Catherine T. Kwantes, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Applied Social Psychology program at the University of Windsor.

Her teaching and research interests revolve around the development and sustainability of attitudinal and behavioural norms in organizations. Dr. Kwantes will present on the issue of presenteeism, how it effects the organization, and what are the steps organization can take to manage this issue.

The forum takes place on Thursday, March 27th from 11am to 1:30pm at the Caboto Club. Cost for an individual is $25. Tables of six are available for $125. Price includes a Meet Smart lunch.

Registration and payment can be made online at Eventbrite.

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