Worried about the impact of staff sickness and absence in your business?
According to the 2010 CIPD report on Absence Management, the average employee is absent 6.6 days per year and the average cost to the business is approximately £700 per employee per year. These figures make it clear just how important recording, measuring and monitoring sickness absence figures can be to any business.
Absence from work, both short and long term, can be for genuine reasons but it can also be caused by other factors. It’s important for any business owner to have the tools to monitor absence and to measure the costs to your business. You don't need a complicated system of recording absence but you do need to understand your obligations when your employees are off sick or absent for any period of time.
So what difference can having a sickness absence policy make to your business?
If you have concerns about an employee's sickness absence and you want to understand your options as their employer, contact us now.