When an employee takes a sick day, it has a negative impact on other members of staff, an absence survey has found.
Conducted by Harris Interactive and published by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, the survey examines how the rest of the workforce is affected when employees take sick days.
51% of employees polled for the survey said they were negatively affected when their colleagues called in sick.
A high percentage of the surveyed employees said colleagues’ sick days affected them because they had to take on the workload of absent members of staff, while many others said that when colleagues called in sick, their stress levels increased.
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