Hungover staff give employers a headache

nights on the tiles for thousands of UK workers are leading to some very nasty
hangovers for employers.

study has found that a third of UK workers think it is OK to pull a sickie,
with alcohol cited as the main reason.

poll, by Crown Computing, shows that around 63 per cent of staff taking a
sickie admit that hangovers were the main reason for the absence.

third of the 1,000 people questioned in the survey claim they would be less
likely to take an unauthorised day off if they could work flexibly.

survey also shows that employees would be less likely to take time off if they
faced a back to work interview, or had their pay packet docked.

Sinclair, lead adviser on public policy at the CIPD, said employers must
respond to the growing problem by tightening up policies and offering more
training to line managers.

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