Why Absence Is A Bad Subject For Companies, Why You Should Reconsider Before Phoning In Sick, And How It Can Affect You When Looking For A New Career.

September 21st, 2010

Every year it is thought that businesses across the U.K. lose millions of pounds because of people calling in sick and not turning up for shifts that they have been planned in for. It is a major issue for many businesses, and for good reason too – not only do they lose money to a person who has not shown up to work to do their job, it also in the majority of cases means that there is further demands placed on other people while the workload is caught up on. This means that absence is a sore point for many businesses, and it is something which can badly affect someone wanting to start a New career within a organisation. If you are looking for New careers, then it is a good idea to try and keep your absence with your current employer down to a minimum. A string of absences can adversely affect your chances at any Careers you go for. Some Careers will require little or no absence from work in a specified year period. Here we are going to examine some of the statistics on absence within the workplace, and how it might affect people looking for a New career.

As the price of absence runs into the many millions every year, it is something all organisations are needing to deal with. There are a variety of different ways available in which they could manage sickness and absence – it depends on a variety of factors. It might depend on the individual themselves, or it could depend on the type of organisation you work for. The two major problems for organisations are periods of long-term illness, where an individual is off for a period of 20 continuous days or longer, and also many short-term illness periods, where the individual is only off for a day or two at a time, but it happens on a recurring basis. These are the key problems for organisations, as they both produce many problems trying to balance the workbooks and get other people to deal with the workload which is being missed. Now whilst organisations are introducing different programmes and schemes to try and encourage people to not stay off work, one plan of attack they have is to make sure they are taking on people who already have a very good absence record. If you have no record of absence from your old job, then organisations will be very impressed by this. This is why it is important, if possible, especially when looking for New careers that you keep your absence to a minimum. Don’t think because you’ll be leaving soon it will be ok to pull the odd sicky – it will go down bad for you.

Having said this, no-one demands that people to come to work when they are truly ill, or have legitimate problems which mean they are unable to attend work. As long as you use your judgment and only take time off when really suitable, you should impress prospective employers, and give yourself a better chance at a job or New career.

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