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HRM CA | 05 Oct 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
According to a survey by Direct Health Solutions, employees are taking almost ten sick days per year.
  • Les Brown | 05 Oct 2015, 10:54 PM Agree 0
    There are two components to the unplanned absence problem. Legitimate and illegitimate.

    First, the average person will catch a couple of cold/flu's per year. If they stay home a couple of days during each one rather than spreading their germs to everyone else in the office , that can easily make for a few days/year, and is probably beneficial to the employer. If the employee is a parent of young kids or has aging parents that they are also looking after then there are easily 10 days a person could be off.

    The other problem is those that take days that they should not. Hookey days, Friday or Monday's, and those need to be tracked for patterns.

    Lets face it in Asia, millions have zero job security thus reflecting 2.2 days/year. The US is not too good either.
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