Many businesses are likely to experience an increase in sickness absence due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. This could be triggered by employees contracting the virus or by the knock-on effect of sickness absence on teams that may already be reduced in number due to cost-cutting.
As reported in the latest Health and Well-Being at Work report (published by the CIPD and Simply Health), 14% of workplaces surveyed reported that on average, their employees had more than 10 days of absence over the last year. 5% of workplaces reported average absence levels of 15+ days per employee. The cumulative impact of this volume of sickness absence will be significant on any business’s productivity, bottom line and the mental health of all colleagues.
In our free webinar on sickness absence we discussed:
Don’t forget to read our blog 6 easy ways to better manage sickness absence and save your business money for more tips.
And of course, feel free to get in touch if you need help to manage sickness absence in your business.