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EXCLUSIVE: Musculo-skeletal issues on the rise as a cause of sickness absence

EXCLUSIVE: Following a dip in last year’s research, musculo-skeletal ailments have risen overall as a cause of sickness absence, cited by 45% of respondents, an increase of 15 percentage points since 2018, and seven since 2017, according to research by Employee Benefits. The Employee Benefits/Health Shield Healthcare research 2019, which surveyed 202 HR decision makers and […]

EXCLUSIVE: 32% do not actively measure sickness absence levels

EXCLUSIVE: Overall, 32% of respondents are either unsure of, or do not actively measure, their organisation’s sickness absence levels, according to research by Employee Benefits. The Employee Benefits/Health Shield Healthcare research 2019, which surveyed 202 HR decision makers and influencers, also found that a further 65% either do not know or do not record what percentage of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Two-fifths have a strategy in place to reduce sickness absence

EXCLUSIVE: Although the proportion of organisations that have an absence reduction strategy in place (39%) has not shifted since last year, employers do continue to rapidly adapt and change their approach to sickness absence, according to research by Employee Benefits. The Employee Benefits/Health Shield Healthcare research 2019 surveyed 202 HR decision makers and influencers. It found […]

Lovewell’s logic: Tackling sickness absence moves up the agenda

Tackling pay disparity within the workforce has been a hot topic in recent years, with many organisations now going beyond gender pay gap reporting obligations to also analyse areas such as ethnicity pay gaps. Yet, alongside these oft-discussed areas of disparity, there is also currently a marked difference in how employees are paid while on […]

Kavitha’s keynote: Reducing sickness absence rates is a priority

Earlier this week, we reported that almost a third (29%) of organisations do not record their long-term sickness absence rates, bringing the issue of employee health into the spotlight once again. The EEF health and work survey 2018, carried out by manufacturers’ organisation EEF, in association with insurance provider Howden, also found that while just under a […]

Nearly a third of organisations fail to measure long-term sickness absence

Although just over half (56%) of organisations record their levels of long-term sickness absence, which refers to leave of 20 working days or more, almost a third (29%) do not, according to research by manufacturers’ organisation EEF. The EEF health and work survey 2018, published in association with insurance provider Howden, polled 165 employers in […]

EXCLUSIVE: 55% do not measure sickness absence cost

EXCLUSIVE: More than half (55%) of respondents either do not know or do not record the percentage of payroll represented by sickness absence cost per annum, according to research by Employee Benefits and Health Shield. The Employee Benefits/Health Shield healthcare research 2018 report, which measured 162 responses and was published in August, found that while the percentage of […]

EXCLUSIVE: 47% cite mental health as major cause of sickness absence

EXCLUSIVE: Mental health issues have risen as a major cause of sickness absence in respondents’ organisations, from 39% to 47% over the past year, according to research by Employee Benefits and Health Shield. The Employee Benefits/Health Shield healthcare research 2018 report, which surveyed 162 respondents in July, found that mental health remained the second highest cause of sick […]

EXCLUSIVE: 35% of organisations have no strategy to reduce sickness absence

EXCLUSIVE: The percentage of organisations that do not have a strategy for reducing sickness absence has risen by 11%, from 24% in 2017 to 35% this year, according to research by Employee Benefits and Health Shield. The Employee Benefits/Health Shield healthcare research 2018 report, which surveyed 162 respondents in July 2018, also found that there has been a […]

48% are unaware of workplace sickness absence support

Almost half (48%) of respondents are unaware of any form of workplace support for sickness absence in their organisation, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance. Its survey of 1,006 full-time and part-time employees also found that just 12% of respondents believe employee health and wellbeing is the top priority in their organisation. The research […]

41% report increase in long-term sickness absence in manufacturing sector

More than four in ten (41%) employer respondents in the manufacturing sector reported an increase in long-term sickness absence in the last two years, according to research by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Jelf. The EEF/Jelf Sickness absence survey 2016, which surveyed 306 organisations in the manufacturing sector, also found that almost a third (31%) of […]

Learn about measures to address sickness absence of the future at Employee Benefits Connect

Delegates who attend Employee Benefits Connect 2016 can gain insight into the importance of early intervention for sickness absences. In a session entitled ‘Taking measures to protect businesses from sickness absence costs of the future – the benefits of early intervention’, Beth Rose Husted, vocational rehabilitation services manager at Unum UK, will discuss what could happen as the […]