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Unformatted text preview: Responsiveness of employers If employees are finding it necessary to take sick days when they are not ill, it makes sense to conclude that possibly employers either are not aware of why absenteeism exists or have chosen not to respond to their employees’ needs. One thing is certain-ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Possible Solutions Flexible scheduling is one creative way in which employers can respond to the needs of employees. If workers are given the opportunity for a flexible working schedule, stress levels should go down and personal needs can be handled during the time they are off. Another solution might be to give employees a fixed a number of days off each year for reason other than illness. This gives worker a legitimate reason for a planned absence and gives employers some advance notice so that absences do not hurt productivity....
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- Fall '10
- Working time, Employment compensation, SICK- LEAVE POLICIES, Linda C. Motonga