Friday, January 26, 2007

Keep Your Sick Ass Home...

More People Bring Sickness to Work
According to a November 2006 survey, 56 percent of employers report that presenteeism is a problem in their organization, up from 39 percent two years earlier. In addition to threatening productivity and employee morale, workers spreading illness on the job burden an organization's health-care costs. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive for CCH, a provider of human resources and employment law information and services.
Most U.S. employees are familiar with the problem, as 98 percent of full-time workers admitted in a similar survey that they have shown up sick for work. That survey -- released in December 2006 -- involved more than 1,000 working adults and was conducted for the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc.
The most common reasons for the problem -- cited by respondents in both surveys -- were having too much work or fear of missing deadlines, not wanting to use vacation time, or saving paid time off for personal emergencies or unexpected events.


2 comments:

Blu Jewel said...

it's a shame that we even have to be this way. we live in a society that cares more about the dollar than the people who help make the dollar.

T.C. said...

EXACTLY and I work in the health research field...sick or not sick you better COME to work

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