Baker Stuart’s insight:
CIPD present some interesting facts and statistics on absenteeism based around a study which has found Britain to be at the top of the global scale for absenteeism.
Absence levels in Britain top global scale, finds study
The annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations, according to new figures from PwC. British workers take more than four times as many sick days off work than some of their global counterparts, the analysis by the professionals services firm showed.
At an average of 9.1 days per year, UK workers reported double the amount of sickness absence as US staff (4.9 days) and quadruple that of workers in the Asia Pacific region (2.2 days). The average for Western Europe was[…]