Male employees putting off health issues leading to workplace disruption

New research shows

John Brazier
clock • 2 min read
Male employees putting off health issues leading to workplace disruption

Two fifths of employers experience workplace disruption due to male employees not addressing health issues, according to B2B digital health and wellness platform, Peppy.

Research found that 39% of men will wait until a health problem becomes more severe before talking to a line manager or HR. Furthermore, 37% of employers said that one of the main issues when trying to manage men's health issues in the workplace is their unwillingness to seek help, with around one quarter (26%) of employers recording presenteeism as a problem among male employees. Other findings of the research also identified "macho" cultures where illness is perceived to be a weakness, a...

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