Recent statistics show that the UK loses 131 million days a year to sickness in the workforce. The main reason for this absenteeism is minor illness – such as back, neck and muscle pain.
This all adds up to unnecessary expense for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Writing for Management Today, Caroline Wood, founder of HR Heroes, reveals her strategy for dealing with this type of regular but questionable absence: she retaliates with excessive administration.
Woods comments: “There’s no doubt that if you put in place a host of excruciatingly dull administrative procedures and processes, you’ll find they will never want to take another day off.”