Nearly a quarter of employees feel a major impact when colleagues are absent, Aviva UK Health research has shown.
In addition, 71% reveal they’d be concerned about returning to work if they were off sick for a prolonged period of time
The research, conducted to identify both employee and employer concerns about absence issues, showed long-term absence is not only an issue for over two-thirds of employers (69%) – it can also have a major impact on their staff.
One in five (22%) get annoyed and feel overworked if they have to make up for a colleague’s absence in the workplace.
For some, these anxieties extend further, with one in ten employees (10%) worrying that the company will go out of business and they’ll lose their job if one of their colleagues goes off sick for a prolonged period of time.
Nearly one in five (16%) say they’d worry that they won’t be able to cope with their old responsibilities, if they returned after a prolonged absence.
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