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Absenteeism

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Staff illness costs businesses. And as prevention is better than cure, what better reason to have a robust health and wellbeing strategy in place?

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’