Why is it necessary?

  • Average absence 6.8 days’ per person per year
  • 70% is short-term (up to 7 days)
  • 20% is long-term (4 weeks or more)
  • Average cost per employee is £600 p/d
  • £17 billion annually across the economy
  • Stress is the most common cause of long-term absence (4 weeks or more)
  • Colds & flu are the most common cause of short-term absence (up to 7 days)
  • 40% of employers reported that stress-related absence increased last year
  • The top causes of work stress are workload and management style