Staff Absenteeism & How To Deal With It

Or maybe a hangover just prevents staff from those all important review meetings which where scheduled for the end of the year! Whatever the reason, staff absenteeism can really put a damper on company productivity and that is not good!

Does UK have the worst record of Staff absenteeism and why?

Taking a one-off sick leave is not too bad for everyone; but it is the constant accumulated leaves that UK staff has been taking of late that is put a damper on every company. So much so that a survey carried out by healthcare consultancy IHC reported the staggering fact that 40 million days are being made non-productive in the UK due to workplace absenteeism! (Source- BBC) And that is not a small number! Normally, each company factors a 15% absenteeism rate into their track record to cover for several health and personal problems of their staff. But the actual reason for such a huge loss of productivity is not due to the flu and colds cited by workers! The other reasons include personal family fights, bullying at the office, workplace insecurities, elderly relatives, children and their responsibilities and low-pay issues!

Cost to the UK!

As per a survey carried out by The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), in the year 1997 staff absenteeism cost the UK business a staggering 12 billion in 1996. That number was calculated at an average of GBP 533 for a single employee. You could easily quadruple the rate for the year 2009!

Dealing with it?

Most companies tend to see surveillance as the best way to deal with chronic absenteeism. This was followed by formal notification to the culprit, order; information passed on to line managers and collaboration to encourage workers to attend office everyday. But company spying is more than likely to aggravate the problem! No one likes to be spied upon. As a result newer policies which companies must put into effect should be more worker friendly like:

1.A flexible work time as per school timings for workers with children.

2.Child care facilities for new mothers who can take care of children at office creches.

3.Flexible but responsible leave policies.

4.Recognizing staff for their worth and then increasing responsibility on immediate managers to manage absenteeism and the reasons for it. Front line managers should also be given the leeway to deal with problems in a way that office work is not compromised but at the same time workers problems are also dealt with.

There are no quick-fix solutions to such a huge problem. But when companies learn to treat their staff as a long term investment which has to be cultivated carefully; then a likely solution to the problem is possible. Of course this should work both ways too with staff appreciating what is being done to keep them happy!


Professions In World Of Warcraft

Players in World of Warcraft can choose some professions to learn. A good profession can bring the character a good amount of Wow Gold. Some professions can also upgrade the items. The items will be of great use in the World of Warcraft game play. You can learn a profession from a trainer or a recipe. No matter which way you choose, you will pay for it. So in order to learn a profession you have to earn enough Wow gold. The trainer will teach you the profession regardless of your race, class and faction. Before you learn the profession you will find it is just like a class skill. It does not matter. You can choose the profession you want to learn and tell the trainer. After you told the trainer the profession you want to learn, he will ask you for a price. You will be supposed to pay him by your Wow gold.

You can obtain Wow gold from the internet, or you can earn free Wow gold in the game world. I suggest you to buy Wow cheapest gold on the internet because that will save you much time. Buying Wow gold from the internet will be more efficient than earning Wow gold by your hand.

Each profession allows a player to do specific things. You can learn as many professions as you can because you will need them later in the World of Warcraft. You spend money to learn the profession you like, and later you will benefit from the profession. You can use some professions to earn Wow gold in the game. And that will save you real money. You do not need to pay real money for Wow gold any more. You will earn your own Wow gold in the World of Warcraft.

Players always like Wow gold. You need to prepare enough Wow gold so that your character will be upgraded faster. The professions you learned will help you to make Wow gold. As long as you have time you can as much Wow gold as you like.

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