A healthy approach to absenteeism

Workplace absenteeism has important consequences for a company and its employees. In this week’s post we examine the issue and its solutions from both an employee and an employer perspective.

Sick days cost the UK an estimated £29 billion each year[i] and employee absenteeism has important consequences that extend far beyond the financial impact. At company level, chronic or accumulated absenteeism can lead to decreased productivity and performance, as well as increased stress and overwork for coworkers or managers coping with the resulting backlog of work. This in turn can contribute to low company morale and strained employee relations. Yet when it comes to addressing absenteeism responsibility lies as much with the employer as it does with the employee. Turning to social media and technology With such important consequences for their company and Read more