Atria implemented a self-reporting practice for sick leaves at the beginning of 2017. If an employee comes down with the flu or stomach flu or gets a migraine, they can report sick and be absent from work for a maximum of three workdays without a medical certificate.
“The self-reporting practice facilitates mutual trust and interaction in the workplace community. It is based on trust between the employer and the employee,” says Patrik Lindholm, SVP, Human Resources at Atria Finland.
According to a study carried out by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, self-reporting reduces unnecessary visits to the doctor, in addition to saving money and time. It may also reduce the duration of sick leaves.