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AUTHOR: Rachel Suff
Latest XpertHR research finds that, for 2011, absence
from work was unchanged from 2010 at 2.8% of working time,
equivalent to an average of 6.4 days per employee. Sickness absence cost an
average of £618 per employee.
On this page:Headline results for sickness
absence in 2011Absence rates by sector and organisation size
2011: Chart 1: Percentage
of working time per annum Chart 2: Number of days' absence per employee per annumBox 1: Calculating absence rates and costsBox 2: Matched sample of 85 employers: comparing 2010 absence rates
with 2011Absence trends
200711 Chart 3:
Absence rates for all employers, percentage of working time per
annum Chart 4: Absence
rates for all employers, number of days' absence per employee per
annum Chart 5: Absence
rates by sector: percentage of working time per
annum Chart 6: Absence
rates by sector: number of days' absence per employee per annumAbsence rates in 2011 by sector and
industry Chart 7:
Percentage of working time per
annum Chart 8: Number
of days' absence per employee per annumAbsence rates by
country and region of the UKMap: Regional absence rates
in the UK, 2011Long-term absence rates and
patternsSickness absence costs in 2011Table 1: Cost of absence per employee in 2011Table 2: Steps taken by employers to manage and reduce sickness
absence levelsOur researchAdditional
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