DAY HANGOVERS TRIGGER RISING 'SICKIES’
A poll reveals that excess drinking is having an impact on rising
Eight out of ten respondents in a poll admit to pulling a ‘sickie’ on a
Monday morning following a weekend of boozing.
The problem was found to escalate following payday with 80% of
respondents saying that they tended to drink more alcohol at the end of
the month when wages hit their accounts. Nine in ten workers said that
at one time or another they had faked an illness to recover from a
Danny Done, Managing Director of Portfolio Payroll, commented: “We live
in a drinking society and it is engrained into our culture. The problem
is that the effect of excessive drinking has a telling sign in the
workplace as it seriously affects concentration and in turn
productivity, safety and efficiency. But it is something that employers
cannot control. Employees cannot be babysat and told how much to drink,
the mere notion of it would be ridiculous and inconceivable.” Done
recommends that employers try to remedy soaring alcohol-fuelled
‘sickies’ by reminding workers of absence procedures and rules
regarding disciplinary measures.
we help you set
out 'misconduct' and 'ill health' policies to deal with absenteeism.
They establish the rules applicable to days missed by your employees
due to illness.