- Two in five (40%) of UK employers have seen their sickness absence rates improve over the last 12 months – 6% more than last year
- 62% said this was due to good morale in the workplace
- However, over a third (36%) said improved sickness absence rates were down to staff anxiety about losing their jobs
Two in five (40%) of UK employers have seen their sickness absence rates improve over the last 12 months, according to new research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry. This is 6% up on last year, and in comparison to just 15% who said they felt their rates has worsened, indicating improvement across the board in managing employee absence.
While 62% said this was down to good morale in the workplace, one in five (21%) said health and wellness initiatives to support staff were a key reason. However, over a third (36%) put this down to staff anxiety about losing their jobs if they did not come into work.
Employers are using a variety of measures to reduce absence and improve attendance – ranging from return to work interviews, through training for line managers, to absence monitoring at board level. GRiD’s research …Read More
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