Work hazards usually not to blame for employees missing work, research shows
March 24, 2012
A supportive supervisor can keep employees in certain hazardous jobs from being absent even when co-workers think it’s all right to miss work, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Half of all employees who say that they do not feel valued at work report that they intend to look for a new job in the next year, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Perception may not equal reality -- per the well-known quote -- but a worker's perception of safety in the workplace has a very real effect on workplace injuries, according to a recent University of Georgia Study.
A work-focused, telephone counseling program for depressed employees not only improves depression, but also leads to increased productivity and decreased costs, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).