Calling In Sick? So Is Everyone Else!

Summertime
Summertime

Summer may be a time of joy for schoolkids and sun worshippers, but it's no picnic for employers. New research shows that there's a marked decrease in employee productivity during the summer, and that's not good for business.

According to new data in the RepliconProductivity Index, the slump begins the Tuesday after Memorial Day which, along with the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, is the most popular day for employees to take sick leave. It continues on through Labor Day: Employees are 52 percent more likely to use vacation time from June through August than any other time of the year -- even for spring break or Christmas.