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A recent study completed by insurance company Ellipse and professor Cary Cooper, CBE puts a face and a name to the "usual suspects" we know so well. Above is a brief description of each character to help conjure up memories and experiences from our own workplace.

These relatable characters help us realise that it is not just our company going through attendance issues, it happens in the largest and smallest organisations. To read the full Ellipse report click here.

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