Voice of the Employee

Two out of three employees go to work when they are feeling unwell and feel guilty if they take time off sick, a new report shows. A survey of 1,300 workers by jobs site CV-Library found that most only take one or two days off work because of sickness every year.

Virtually all of those questioned said they were less productive when they did not feel well and over half revealed that their employer does not send them home when they were sick.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, said: “Staff productivity and wellbeing are key contributors to the success of any business and this is why it’s important to promote best practice in the workplace.

“Breeding a culture that encourages people to come to work when sick is not beneficial to employees or businesses and if workers are clearly ill, they should be advised to go home and recover.

“This means that they can then return to work, happy, engaged and ready to make a valuable contribution to the business.”

Over a third of workers said their managers put pressure on them to return to work early and questioned their sickness when they are ill.

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