Timely reminder about sick leave
Be upfront about taking time off, writes Cara Jenkin
MANAGERS should remind their staff about their sick leave entitlements before the festive and summer holiday season gets into full swing.
However, encouraging honest communication from staff also may help prevent managers being left in the lurch by a burnt-out employee.
Many organisations report that a disproportionately high number of employees take sick
One in three, or 33 per cent, of respondents said they needed the time off to attend to personal errands.
Taking a ‘‘ mental-health day’’ was the reason 28 per cent of respondents took a sickie. Only 8 per cent said they needed to recover from a big night or weekend.
Managing director James Nicholson says workers should use their sick days when
CARING: Supporting staff when they genuinely need a day off will lead to fewer workers taking ‘‘sickies’’.