Sickness Absence Management – Getting Your Employees Back To Work

Sickness absence is an issue that affects all businesses regardless of industry, with many employees being forced to take long term absence due to serious injury or illness or frequent short term absences due to a recurring issue. in 2014 the average number of sick days taken by an employee in the UK was 6.6 days and sickness absence has been estimated to have cost the UK economy approximately £17 billion each year through productivity loss. Through the use of Absence Management businesses can reduce employee absenteeism, which in turn can help to reduce productivity loss.