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Experts urge cultural slant on illness

first_imgEmployers must tackle the cultural causes and not just the symptoms ofsickness absence, experts have warned following Wandsworth council’s decisionto penalise those who take excessive sick leave. “Managing lost time must take account of the soft as well as the hardissues,” according to Christine Owen, occupational health specialist athuman resources consultancy William M Mercer. “In other words, organisations should be identifying whether the truecauses of absence are related to illness or not.” Wandsworth employees last month voted in favour of a one-day strike inprotest at the council’s plans to require staff to make up working hours orlose annual leave or pay if they exceed an absence threshold. The council, said Owen, appeared to have “addressed just one element ina very robust fashion. The reaction triggered may produce the opposite effectintended by actually increasing lost time.” Successful management of the problem of “lost time”involves a raftof solutions including reviewing the role and policies of managers, Owenwarned. Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Experts urge cultural slant on illnessOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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