Some companies are becoming so fed up with workers calling in sick in order to sneak off for non-surgical cosmetic treatments that they are introducing specific 'botox leave', it has been claimed.
According to the Harley Medical Group, one of the UK's leading cosmetic surgery providers, businesses are introducing two-hour slots of leave so that staff can get to their botox appointments without actually having to take a day off work or call in sick.
The increased demand for botox - enquiries for which have increased by 21 per cent over the past six weeks - has made the move prudent for many firms.
Recruitment company Blue Skies claimed: "Companies are right to be inventive with their incentives. Although 'botox leave' is certainly quirky, if people are adopting this incentive there is obviously a call for it."
Liz Dale, director at the Harley Medical Group, commented: "We think 'botox leave' is an interesting incentive to offer employees and have seen a number of patients, particularly in our Chester, City and London clinics, who have been granted time away from the office for their injections."
The Harley Medical Group was established in 1983 and has treated over 400,000 patients since it came into existence.
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