One in four staff 'goes to work when ill'

16-02-2009

One in four staff 'goes to work when ill'
A new survey has revealed that many employees went into work in January despite being unwell.

The YouGov poll, commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), revealed that one in four respondents showed up at work when they were ill and this was often because they did not want to let their colleagues down.

However, this was a sentiment expressed by more women than men, as 24 per cent of them worried about their co-workers compared to 18 per cent of their male counterparts.

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, urged bosses to make sure their workers stay at home if they genuinely are unwell as it can damage productivity.

"Coughs and sneezes still spread diseases and the worst thing you can do to your workmates is pass on your illness," he said.

Last month, many employers spoke out against a new advertising campaign from Benylin as they claimed it encouraged people to take sick days.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


Bookmark with:
Bookmark with: Digg Digg Bookmark with: Del.icio.us Delicious Bookmark with: Reddit Reddit Bookmark with: StumbleUpon StumbleUpon Bookmark with: Google Google Bookmark with: Technorati Technorati Bookmark with: Netvouz Netvouz

See also:

Latest News:

Search News
News Front Page
Accountancy / Tax
Advertising / PR
Armed Forces
Automotive
Aviation / Aerospace
Banking / Finance
Charities / Voluntary
Childcare / Youth
Construction / Property
Customer Services
Education / Training / Teaching
Emergency Services
Engineering / Electronics
Entertainment / TV / Theatre
Graduate Roles
HR / Recruitment
Health / Beauty
Hotel / Catering / Restaurants
IT / Internet
Insurance / Pensions
International / Overseas
Legal
Management / Business
Manufacturing / Industry
Media / New Media / Creative
Medical / Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Industry
Public Sector
Retail / Wholesale
Sales / Purchasing / Marketing
Science / Technology
Secretarial / PA / Admin
Skilled / Semi-skilled Manual
Telecommunications
Transport / Logistics
Travel / Tourism / Leisure