Cut absence to compete globally

May 2008
People Management;5/29/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p10
The article presents the statement issued by Christine Owen, head of Mercer's global health management consulting team, on the importance of tackling sickness absence in Europe. She said high sickness absence in Ireland and other European countries is threatening their competitiveness against emerging economies. Mercer's previous absence management survey found that the average annual sickness in Europe was between five and 10 days per employee.


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