Companies always look for ways to cut unnecessary costs. This is a good thing, but be careful not to cut essentials, like paid sick leave for your employees. If employees don’t have paid sick leave, they may fear that they’ll lose their jobs if they miss work to take care of their health.
Obviously, these types of feelings aren’t good for morale and can definitely cause employee turnover. Not having paid sick leave for your employees can also force employees to come into work when they’re not well, spread the sickness, and negatively impact productivity.
A Deeper Dive into the Benefits of Paid Sick Leave
To keep the morale of your employees positive and healthy, paid sick leave is a factor. When your employees are offered paid sick leave, they feel like their work is valued because their health and well-being is also valued. In such a positive environment, employees feel encouraged and this can be contagious, in the best way.
When your employees feel valued and have the opportunities to take care of their health and well-being, it gives them another reason to stay at the company for a longer period of time. When employees stay and there’s less turnover this can save a company a lot of money in new hire costs.
Keep the Staff Healthy
When employees have the ability to stay home to feel better, it can help keep whatever germs and illnesses contained. It may not be perfect, depending on the spread or life of every virus, but paid sick leave can decrease the spread of an illness. When more of the staff is able to stay healthy, while the unwell can rest without consequence, it keeps the company productive.
Employees Respect the Benefits
Employees appreciate it when their company recognizes their worth. In turn, when they feel the respect in the form of paid sick leave, they will most often use them carefully and judiciously, not without consideration.
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