Survey analysis

All items: Sickness absence and sick pay

  • Absence rates and costs survey 2020

    Date:
    20 August 2020

    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.

  • Use of trigger points and targets in managing absence: XpertHR survey 2019

    Date:
    27 September 2019

    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.

  • Absence rates and costs: 2019 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    23 May 2019

    XpertHR's latest survey finds that sickness absence rates remain unchanged for 2019, but employers continue to underestimate the total cost of such absence to the business.

  • Occupational sick pay: 2019 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    25 April 2019

    XpertHR's research into occupational sick pay looks at the benefits on offer, including any service requirements, and the circumstances in which sick pay may be withheld.

  • Sickness absence rates and costs survey 2018

    Date:
    28 June 2018

    XpertHR's latest sickness absence rates and costs shows a reduction in absence rates nationally, but an increase in the cost to employers.

  • Sickness absence rates and costs survey 2017

    Date:
    4 August 2017

    XpertHR's sickness absence rates and costs survey shows movement after a long period of stability.

  • Training line managers in absence management: 2017 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    10 April 2017

    Sickness absence continues to present a major challenge for employers, with latest figures putting the median cost of absence at £455 per employee, per year. We look at how employers are training line managers to help tackle this important issue.

  • Managing long-term sickness absence 2016

    Date:
    6 December 2016

    The latest XpertHR research looks at how employers are managing long-term sickness absence and their use of the Government's new Fit for Work service.

  • Absence rates and costs 2016

    Date:
    30 August 2016

    XpertHR's latest survey on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 661 organisations across the UK, and covers more than 1.5 million employees.

  • Tackling absence effectively: 2016 survey

    Date:
    16 February 2016

    Workforce absence is an issue of enduring concern for employers. Our round-up of initiatives organisations are taking to manage employee absence focuses on the most effective techniques in tackling the issue.

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Survey analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.