Thursday, August 25, 2005

Human Resources: British workers cost employers 78 million working days

British workers have taken 78 million days off sick over the past year.

The study by the Benenden Healthcare Society study shows 13.9 million people spent at least one day away from work because of sickness in the last 12 months, amounting to a total 78 million days.

Eight per cent of shirk...I mean workers, took more than three weeks of "ill." This means that two million workers cost employers 30 million lost working days.