A fifth of Brits come out with crazy stories for being absent from work, so we’ve got the ten most terrible sick day excuses bosses have been fed.
Monday 6 February has been dubbed “National Sickie Day”– the most popular day in the year for UK employees to be reliably unreliable and phone their bosses to say they won’t be in.
Those working in the human resources sector (HR) have been found to take the highest number of sick days due to unhappiness at work, new research has found.
Euro 2016 is underway and 2pm on Thursday 16 June will signal a face-off between England and Wales. But given that it’s during the middle of the working day, UK employers should prepare for disappearing acts from football-mad workers and we’ve got the top ten excuses that are likely to be used.
You may well find it daunting to discuss with an employee the reasons for his or her sick absence. You may also think there is nothing you can do about absence and so you just accept it. As a result, you only pay lip service to any policies and concentrate on working around the problem of the missing employee.
It seems the workforce is filled with die hard Game of Thrones followers and, to be perfectly honest, the behaviour of fans is almost as intriguing as the action on the screen. And just so you know, most don’t plan on being at work on 25 April.
Despite the creative excuses for not turning up to work on National Sickie Day, there seems to be a serious underlying message about employee wellness that bosses looking to combat the causes of absenteeism should pay attention to.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has released a study that aims to improve understanding of the key causes of employees going to work when sick – known as presenteeism – and to make managers more aware of the growing phenomenon.
If the weather outside is frightful and your fire is so delightful, we don't blame you for wanting to stay in bed. However, just in case you do plan on having an impromptu sick day, you'll want to steer clear of these 20 terrible excuses British workers have used.
According to a new YouGov survey, a third of British workers admitted they didn't take all of their allotted annual leave allowance in 2014 because they had too heavy a workload.
More than half of British workers lie to their employers about the amount of overtime they've completed in order to pocket more cash, according to money saving site VoucherCodesPro.co.uk.
Oftentimes it has been stressed that ill health costs the national economy £100bn each year and employers face an annual bill of around £9bn for sick pay and associated costs. But the employer won't be the only one suffering.