It’s summertime, and with the warm weather and longer days, your workplace might start to look a little emptier. All those unstaffed desks must put a damper on productivity, right? Yet some studies suggest that taking vacation actually improves employees’ productivity, and that unused vacation time is a drain on organizations across the country, regardless of their industry or size.
Managing employee attendance is one of the most difficult tasks employers and HR face. Many workplaces allot employees a few days to be used in case of illness or injury. In some jurisdictions, workplaces must provide these days, but in others sick days are not regulated by legislation. When workplaces provide sick days, they are typically intended to be used when an employee feels they cannot go into work due to illness or injury.