Sickness and Absence

Employee absence is a significant cost to many businesses.

An employee absence survey conducted by the CIPD shows that on average sickness and absence costs employers hundreds of pounds per employee every year. In terms of working time employee absence costs employers 9 working days for every member of staff per year.

There are many reasons why people take time off work.

These can be categorised as:

  • Short term sickness absence (uncertificated, self-certified or covered by a Doctor's certificate).
  • Long-term sickness absence.
  • Unauthorised sickness absence or persistent lateness.

There are several steps and management techniques that can be used to help manage sickness and absence thus reducing this cost to the business.

We will be able to make recommendations and implement techniques in order to combat this problem.

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