When employees call in sick, it's your business that suffers.
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I'm not feeling so good," your employee croaks over thephone, just a little too hoarsely. Most employers discount sickcalls, whether real or fake, as just one of those things. However,recent statistics show unscheduled absences have lingering effects,especially on small businesses.
A rise in employee absenteeism is coming on like a bad flu, andsmall businesses are feeling the symptoms. Companies with fewerthan 100 employees suffered from an 18 percent increase inabsenteeism this year over last year, according to a survey by CCHInc., a business materials publisher. This increase was far moresubstantial than the average 3.5 percent increase experienced bybusinesses in general.
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