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.


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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