Study: Intelligent people less likely to take sick leave

British officials demonstrate how to sneeze during a visit to a school in north London. A new study in the U.K has found a strong correlation between intelligence and those who are less likely to go on long-term sick leave.

A new report has discovered a bit of information that might apply to your work life... Or your employer's.

According to the research, intelligent people are also less likely to end up taking sick leave from work. What does this mean for companies looking to hire?

Here to talk with us about the findings in today's Mid-day Extra is Matthew Hotopf, professor of psychiatry at King's College in London, who co-authored the study.

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Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising.


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