Tackling absenteeism in the workplace

September 2006
Management Services;Autumn2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p44
Academic Journal
The article addresses the issue of work absenteeism. The cost of work absenteeism to the British economy is in the region of £ 10-12 billion annually with the average direct cost of absence each year around £ 434 per employee. In recent years a growing number of employers and trade unions have become interested in the provision of additional facilities and the development of education programs and health policies aimed at improving the general health of employees. Offering employees free health scans is becoming one of the most popular methods adopted by many British Human Resources and Occupational Health departments to help reduce long term work absence.


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