The annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness in the UK is estimated to be over £100 billion, with 137 million days being lost to sickness absence in 2016 alone.
A recent study by employee wellbeing specialists Medigold Health into employee absences found that public sector workers were absent from work and average of 4.1 days per year, a much lower figure than the CIPD average mean value.
In contrast to CIPD data, Absentia's data revealed a different and perhaps more accurate picture of the reasons public sector employees provide when taking a leave of absence. This is primarily due to accurate recording of data and Absentia's Day One Absence Management.
Download our guide and find out the effectiveness of Day One versus current public sector methods to reduce absenteeism.