- Sick days are 'costing the nation billions'. // FM World;7/17/2014, Vol. 11 Issue 14, p07
The article discusses a 2014 survey by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which suggested that flexible working could stop sick days that are costing British businesses 23 billion pounds a year, and cites common excuses for sick days which include hangovers, job boredom, and interviews.
- Offer flex schedules to low-wage workers, too. // HR Specialist: Compensation & Benefits;Apr2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p1
The article discusses the new study of Corporate Voices for Working Families regarding flexibility for low-wage earners which shows that if the low-wage workers are instituted with flexible hours they can build a better teamwork. It also found that low-wage employees value being able to take...
- Too sick to work? Gates, Elizabeth // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Nov2005, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p14
The article discusses the impact of absenteeism on productivity and its related management strategies. Absenteeism is defined as a non-genuine sickness absence. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that the highest levels of absence came from the health, food, drink and...
- Do common symptoms in women predict long spells of sickness absence? A prospective community-based study on Swedish women 40 to 50 years of age. Krantz, Gunilla; Östergren, Per-Olof // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Sep2002, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p176
Aims: To investigate whether a high level of commonly experienced physical and mental symptoms could predict long spells of sickness absence in Swedish women and, further, to investigate the causal pattern of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors in relation to long spells of sickness absence....
- Certificated sickness absence in industrial employees threatened with redundancy. Beale, Norman; Nethercott, Susan // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/28/1988, Vol. 296 Issue 6635, p1508
Examines the incidence of certificated sickness absence in industrial employees threatened with redundancy in Great Britain. Characteristics of workers faced with redundancy; Use of sick role to escape from conflict and stress; Number of episodes of illness reported by workers.
- Weekly dilemma... sickness absence dismissal. Reddington, Claire // Personnel Today;6/8/2010, p6
The article provides an answer for a question related to dismissal of an employee for sickness absence.
- Who calls in sick? Garrue, Joel // Good Housekeeping;Feb94, Vol. 218 Issue 2, p161
Discusses the factors involved in employees calling in sick. Common causes for calling in sick; Average number of `work-loss' days; Federal employees' propensity to take more sick days compared to employees from other industries; Effects of children on the frequency of sick days; Reasons for the...
- Get ready to scramble with work schedules this month. // HR Specialist: California Employment Law;Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p1
The article reports that employees use to take more sick leaves in the month of December, followed by the month of July in the U.S.
- Workers' comp update. Fernberg, Patricia M.; Minter, Stephen G. // Occupational Hazards;Jun98, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p75
Presents information on a surveys which were conducted on the amount of time missed by injured or ill workers. Identification of the organizations which conducted the surveys; Who the surveys were conducted for; Comments made by President of CIGNA IntegratedCare, Donald M. Duford. INSET:...