The response of the HR community to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been to put people first, while also supporting business continuity during exceptional circumstances. It is unsurprising then, that wellbeing tops the priority poll for the profession for the coming year, coupled with employee engagement.
Our latest survey on sickness absence shows a slight upward turn in absence rates, but with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it may be that 2020 will be something of an anomaly when it comes to sickness absence metrics.
Sickness absence interventions are most commonly triggered by employees being absent on three or four different occasions in a rolling 12-month period or by an absence for a total of 10 cumulative days.
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