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Dec 16 2015

Calling In Sick

By: Rob Lynn

 

CareerBuilder surveyed about 2,300 Human Resource managers and 3,300 of their employees to learn more about the “calling in sick” behavior.   The survey found that almost 4 in 10 employees called in sick when they were healthy.

CareerBuilder's study also collected the actual “calling in sick” excuses. The survey uncovered that 27% of those employees who called in sick said they had a doctor's appointment, about the same amount said they just did not feel like coming in, 26% wanted to relax for the day, 21% needed to catch up on sleep, and 12% blamed the bad weather.

Most employers do tend to trust their employees when they call in sick.   CareerBuilder found that of the employers who require proof such as a doctor's note, called the employee, or checked their social media. Checking social media is proving to be a very effective way to catch those “calling in sick” in a lie. Thirty-three percent of all employers were able to catch an employee lying red handed by checking their social media accounts and of those 26% were consequently fired.

If you are finding that employees at your company are taking advantage of your sick leave policy, then it could be time to update your Paid Time Off (PTO) program. A human resource outsourcing company such as Total Team Solutions is here to help.  For additional information please contact us at info@ttspro.com and/or visit www.tttspro.com   


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