Sick days cost firms £13.4bn

Scott, Anna
April 2007
People Management;4/19/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p12
The article reports on the results of the CBI/AXA "Absence and Labour Turnover Survey" conducted in Great Britain. It showed that the number of days business has lost to absence has increased to 175 million, at a cost of £13.4 million. CBI director Susan Anderson said there is a culture of absenteeism in some workplaces that must be addressed. She noted that firms which keep in touch with employees on long-term sick leave have displayed success in reducing long-term absence.


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