Sickness Absence is on the Rise!

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The BBC recently reported that on average 5.3% of the UK working population are currently not at work due to sickness absence. Can your business continue to operate effectively without 5.3% of its resource whilst continuing to bear the financial burden of those resources?

Whilst ill health in the workforce is always a realistic possibility, employers can mitigate the severity of impact on their business by having a proactive and dynamic infrastructure to provide support and tackle unplanned absence.

Employers naturally want to support employees, but employers must recognise that in specific cases continued employment might not be in the best interests of the employee or the business.

The balancing act is a delicate one as absence invariably increases the workload on colleagues at best and at worst impacts a business’ ability to deliver to plan which can result in reputational harm and loss of revenue.

To find out what positive action your business can take read more HERE