Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

By Teresa Boughey - April 2019 The phrase ‘employee wellbeing’ continues to gain prominence in the business world, with more recent attention focusing on mental health and the illusive work-life balance. However, a prevailing culture still remains that focuses upon absenteeism and sickness. It is understandable that smaller businesses are focused on the impact of absence days on their bottom line, but the fundamental health and wellbeing of employees should not be neglected in favour of a ‘numbers’ approach. If employee wellbeing is considered a priority from the offset, the effect of absenteeism will also diminish. (more…)...
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