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Research short: Cutting down sick leave

Dr Mary Wyatt

Another study confirms the link between poor workplace culture, poorly defined roles, emotionally demanding work and high rates of sick leave.

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...

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