Most managers have a love-hate relationship with sick leave. We want to be understanding and compassionate – after all, as employees will tell you, they don’t ask to be sick. On the other hand, sickness seldom strikes at a convenient time, and there is never any notice. The manager gets a phone call in the morning and the day is ruined. Shifts have to be reorganised, temps have to be brought in, projects postponed, customers contacted, meetings cancelled, documents found. And that’s the easy part.
You cannot fight sick leave, but you can manage it. [Continue reading this Simply Communicate article]