No one can predict when someone is going to fall ill or become injured, but employers can help to minimise employee absence by taking responsibility for the wellbeing of their staff.
Employee sick days are costing UK businesses more than £23billion every year, and last year, the average level of employee absence increased from 6.6 to 6.9 days per person. According to research conducted by PwC, British workers take more than three times the amount of sick days per year compared to people in Asia (2.8 days) and the US (3.8 days).
Frequent staff absences are a costly matter and can also impact heavily on department workloads; this can put pressure on other members of staff and can result in low morale and conflict between colleagues.
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