“Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).
With news that can spell doom for the corridor smokers, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has found that smoking and alcohol consumption within corporate employees results in a 20% rate of absenteeism every week!
The study further stated that 29% of the corporate employees indulged in smoking and another 5% of them smoked and drank too, this despite being health conscious. Plus, with corporate employees indulging in such vices and falling sick due to them, this unhealthy choice of a lifestyle has been resulting in 20% absenteeism per week, which in turn has been leading to losses of 70,000-80,000 million annually!
The study further found that employees were literally losing sleep over high stress levels and the rise in demanding schedules that have now become a part and parcel of the corporate world. With 24% employees sleeping less than 6 hours a day, productivity levels have taken a hit ….. to read more click here