Bosses need to do more to change sick-in-the-office culture

According to a report which has been published by Aviva, the insurance company, sixty nine per cent of the people surveyed had at some point gone to work ill.

Two-fifths of private sector employees were worried about their work piling up if they took time off.

And more than two in five of those asked in the survey said they felt their bosses prioritised the performance of the company over the employees’ health and wellbeing.

It seems to me that employers are largely to blame here. They need to do far more to foster a culture where it’s given that if you’re ill you should not struggle into work. Having unwell staff in the office can only reduce productivity and morale.