Companies with poor workplace cultures often experience high levels of absenteeism, including sick leave. Many employers and managers would have noted a staff member taking what appears to be more than their share of sick leave. One question to ask is: are these absences related to workplace[…]
Domestic violence victim’s sacking over work absences found to be unfair: lack of HR expertise cited
The FWC has found a lack of HR expertise could have been a factor after a law firm unfairly dismissed a domestic violence victim for repeated unexplained absences. The firm terminated her employment for her failure to obtain the partners' permission for a part-day absence in September last year or[…]
As the two most common types of mental ill-health in the workplace, depression and anxiety are escalating at an alarming rate while costing Australian employers more than $4 billion each year.
Are you unintentionally losing $347 per work day every time an employee calls in a ‘sickie’? According to a 2015 absenteeism survey, Direct Health Solutions reported that’s exactly what employers pay on average for a workplace absence. The absenteeism trends surveyed in Australia are pointing to an[…]
A recent survey has prompted estimates that absenteeism is costing the Australian economy $28 billion in lost productivity and wages per annum, with the public service alone bearing costs of $1-$1.5 billion.