Your team probably averages about 6 days absence per year. But…when they are they absent have they stopped working?
Of the respondents to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Health & Well-being survey 2019
83% reported working when they were not well or working when off sick.
63% reported working on holiday or working when off sick
37% reported increasing absences because of stress-related issues. Workload and the volume of work; management style and relationships at work at the top causes of stress-related absence.
The most reported reasons for long-term absence (as reported by the CIPD report) are:
- Acute Medical Conditions (eg stroke, heart attack, cancer);
- Mental ill-health (depression and anxiety);
- Musculo-skeletal injuries (such as back, neck and wrist pain);
- Back pain;
- Recurring medical conditions (eg asthma, allergies);
- Minor illness (eg colds/flu, headache, migraine);
- Work-related injuries/accidents;
- Pregnancy-related absence (not maternity leave);
- Home/family/carer responsibilities;
- Drink or drug-related conditions;
- Non-genuine ill-health