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.
The latest XpertHR research finds that absence from work was worth 2.8% of working time in 2010, equivalent to an average of 6.5 days per employee. The cost of absence amounted to £553 per employee, when averaged across the whole workforce.
Absence accounted for 3.3% of working time among the IRS 2009 survey respondents, equivalent to about seven-and-a-half days per employee. Employers also estimate that absence cost £500 per head of staff in 2009, although most calculations fail to take account of many of the direct and indirect effects of sickness absence on productivity.
The materials and information included in the XpertHR service are provided for reference purposes only. They are not intended either as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or other advice with respect to particular circumstances. Use of the service is subject to our terms and conditions.
LNRS Data Services Limited trading as XpertHR is an Appointed Representative of Markel International Insurance Company Limited trading as Markel Legal Expenses Insurance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.