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Fit notes still fail to impress: 2012 XpertHR survey

XpertHR research finds that fit notes have had little impact on absence levels, but have helped many employers to speak openly with employees about their return to work.

Key points

  • Four employers in 10 (38%) believe that the fit note regime is a significant step forward in how employers manage sickness absence - fewer than in 2011, when 48% believed this to be the case.