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Has the fit note helped employers to manage sickness absence?

Author: Rachel Suff

The latest XpertHR research finds that although the fit note is bedding in well so far, it also presents challenges for employers.

Key points

  • Employers taking part in our survey about the fit note system 12 months after its introduction are fairly evenly split on whether or not they think the fit note is an improvement on the previous sick note system - just over half (52%) disagree with the statement that "the fit note system is a big step forward in how employers manage sickness absence".