Staff abusing sick days
Q. I suspect our sick-leave policy encourages employees to take time off when they're not really ill. Is there any way to prevent this?
"Take a look at when they are calling in sick," says Marty Stanley, president of Dynamic Dialog Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. "Are sick days more prevalent on Fridays or on beautiful spring days? If you have one sick-day abuser, have a casual, private conversation and let him or her know you notice a pattern."