Survey: Employees less likely to take time off during credit crunch

14-10-2008

Survey: Employees less likely to take time off during credit crunch
Men are less likely to take days off work than women, according to the results of a new survey.

Research by health insurer HSA revealed that 45 per cent of men had not taken a day off work in the last year compared to 31 per cent of their female co-workers.

The results also showed that women were twice as likely to take time off work because of a cough or the common cold.

As the UK continues to experience an economic downturn it seems that employees are more inclined to come to work as 42 per cent said they were less likely to take time off at the moment.

Richard Halley, head of sales at HAS, said: "Companies are under pressure to get the best out of employees, especially during these tough economic times."

Last month the Telegraph reported that 49 per cent of mothers questioned felt they missed out on opportunities and promotions at work after taking time off for maternity leave.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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