Post-recession rise in sickness absence

Post-recession rise in sickness absence from Mitrefinch Limited

By: Mitrefinch Limited  25/02/2011
Keywords: workforce management, Attendance, Absence Management

    With the UK economy picking up, a rise in sickness absence has also been observed.   Workers who are worrying less about their jobs security are more likely to take sick days.   According to the Office of National Statistics, more than 613,000 employees were absent from work between October and December last year, claiming to be sick. This resulted in two million working days being lost during that period. That is 0.4% more employees being off ill than during the first quarter of 2009 when the recession was playing tragic role in our economy’s horror spectacle.   The Government has recently announced a major review of the sickness absence system in Great Britain in order to help combat the staggering £100bn that employees’ health problems costs the economy very year. This is a large scale, long term plan, but in order to survive and grow, some of the businesses need to react immediately. Introducing a time and attendance system to your company could be a perfect and quick-to- implement solution. The system identifies employee absence patterns by using Bradford Factor scores. Recording and scoring your employees’ absence allow you to create a strong, indisputable record of sick leave for every person working in your organisation, and take action against members of staff whose absences are damaging to your business!

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