More than one in four finance directors say that they have experienced staff absenteeism as a direct result of the recent heatwaves.
This week’s Accountancy Age/Reed Accountancy Big Question found that 27% of companies put lower attendance down to the hot weather. But employees bunking off work have obviously not been using suntan lotion to hide their activities. ‘Circumstantial evidence indicates that a proportion of our sales reps have been sunbathing,’ said one respondent.
But over half of those finance chiefs questioned claimed not to have experienced any absenteeism with one respondent putting it down to having an ‘attendance bonus scheme’.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars