When it comes to absenteeism, here are the facts:
- PwC estimates it costs the UK as massive £32 billion a year.
- The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says the average UK worker took 6.8 sick days in 2012.
- The cost of absence per employee was £600 in 2012.
- According to research by Absence Manager, 81% of absence is for seven days or less. And the majority (26%) of short-term absence takes place on a Monday, confirming the existence of ‘Monday-itis’