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Want less sick leave?

Dr Mary Wyatt

The evidence says you should improve workplace culture, clearly define roles and put better support mechanisms in place for workers who perform emotionally demanding labour.

Excessive sick leave is a concern in many workplaces, as it has the potential to impact on company productivity and profitability. Many companies attempt to reduce the instance of sick leave by requiring medical certificates and telephone notification of absence, but this approach can be insufficient on its own. In this Danish study, approximately 3000 people completed a questionnaire which included questions about work environment and the respo...

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