<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Show Our Appreciation to Employees Who Dont Use Sick Days
July 10, 2009
- First, are you considering doing this just once, or every year? Even if you communicate this as a one-time event, if you don't do it next year, some folks will perceive it as a “take-away.”
- Next, can you afford the cash-flow impact? If saving sick time to get the cash award catches on, you might be looking at a growing payout every year, and depending on your organization's accounting approach, this could result in a new accrued liability.
- Finally, will you be providing an incentive for sick workers to come to work when they shouldn't? Certainly, recent concerns about pandemic illness make this a very real consideration.