According to a recent PwC report, around one third of workers admitted to having pulled a ‘sickie’ at some point in their careers
According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, around one third of workers admitted to having pulled a ‘sickie’ at some point in their careers.
The research showed that many absences were in fact preventable, and that employees who took unnecessary time off cost UK businesses £9billion a year. The most popular excuse for absences of the 2,000 adults interviewed was in fact having a hangover where 32% admitted to calling in sick due to the effects of a night out. In Scotland, it is estimated that 2.2million working days are lost every year through ill health
Since the end of January 2015, the UK government’s Fit for Work scheme is being rolled out in Scotland to help combat excessive sickness absences. The scheme entitles employees who are off sick for four weeks or more to a free medical assessment to try to support them back to work.