Recent reports are showing that 57% of employees sometimes go to work while sick, and 33% always go to work while sick, which means that as many as 90% of workers go to work while under the weather. Employers are urging employees to stay home when sick during the pandemic, but it appears this may not be what is actually happening in the workforce. The most common reason employees gave for going to work sick: that they had too much work to do (54%), followed by not wanting to use a sick day (40%) and pressure from their employer (34%).
Many companies are being proactive to ensure the safety of their employees during COVID-19 and are requiring employees to answer health related questions each day prior to commencing work. This can be a tedious task for both managers and employees, therefore our development team has created an easy way to add these questions to your Time Tracker account.
Admins are now able to create screening questions with a yes/no or multiple choice required responses by going to Admin | Screen Announcements/Questions.
Common COVID-19 screening questions may include:
- Do you have any of the following symptoms which are new or worsened if associated with allergies, chronic or pre-existing conditions: fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, and/or runny nose? Y/N
- Have you returned to United States from outside the country in the past 14 days? Y/N
- In the past 14 days, did you have close contact with a person who has a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19? Y/N
Watch the video below on how to quickly setup questions and have them pop-up on the employee’s Time Tracker dashboard each day. In addition, specific messages can be added to responses. For example, if an employee says yes, they have had symptoms the response could say please contact your manager and work from home today. The best part responses are stored and logged for easy monitoring and reporting.
Need help setting up questions? Our free support can help, contact us.
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