In recent years the first Monday in February has been dubbed ‘National Sickie Day’ due to the high amount of employees in England taking a day off work due to sickness. Several of the reasons that this day shows a higher absence rate include it being the Monday after the first pay date of the year, which some people have waited 6 weeks for, alongside being the first Monday after many people have finished ‘Dry January’.
Having addressed the cost of workplace bullying in a previous article, here are some top tips on approaches to tackling unwanted behaviour in the workplace.
You would be forgiven for thinking that bullying in the workplace is a thing of the past, sooo 1990’s. Even though we have laws protecting employees from detrimental or discriminatory treatment, and with all the external hatred we have to deal with, it still exists.
Mental ill health is costing Britain over £70 billion annually according to the Mental Health Foundation. Working days lost to stress, depression and anxiety have increased by nearly a quarter in the last 6 years.
Might it be now?