Sick of 'Sickies'?

Posted in : HR Updates on 28 June 2010

Helen O'Brien writes:


1. Introduction


According to recent figures published by the CBI/Pfizer in their Absence and Workplace Health Survey, employees took 180 million sick days last year, averaging 6.4 days each. It is estimated this costs employers in the region of £16.8bn in 2009 which does not include indirect costs incurred by employers such as reductions in customer service. Furthermore, the senior HR staff surveyed at 241 public and private-sector organisations estimated that around 15% or 27 million sick days were not genuine, and cost the country £2.5bn a year. So how should employers

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015
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