More firms take healthy option to fight absence

Brockett, James
July 2007
People Management;7/26/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 15, p13
The article presents the findings of the 2007 CIPD Absence Management survey in Great Britain. The survey has found that more firms are focusing on staff well-being as a method of tackling absence. Almost half of the 800 organisations surveyed now have a well-being strategy. Well-being initiatives are accounting for an average of 5.4 per cent of organisations' pay bills, with 42 per cent saying that they are intending to increase this expenditure in 2008. However, absence as a whole is on the rise for the first time in two years.


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