We Need to Talk About Your Dead Horse

What happens when your company has an endemic sickness problem? Do you investigate why? Do you measure the morale? Get line managers to engage with staff? Find those who are abusing the system and try to come to a sensible resolution?

No, of course not, you introduce a draconian, outsourced absence management process with wishy-washy ill-defined benefits to your employees, that triples the complexity, brings in impersonal call centre services and suspicious healthcare professionals that are making a profit from your misery.

Yeah, you keep hitting that horse with a stick, I’m sure it’ll get up eventually.

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