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Absenteeism – The Facts

It is often grossly overlooked that business owners are accountable and responsible for the wellbeing of their workforce and it is somewhat shocking to know that 131 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2013, down from 178 million days in 1993 – staggering numbers by anyone’s standards.

A high rate of absenteeism is a stark signal that there is something very wrong with the way employees are engaged in the workplace. James Corporate Health will steer you in the right direction to grasping the fact that absenteeism will have a detrimental and extremely negative impact on clients, customers and indeed, co-workers.

Many causes of absenteeism are legitimate such as personal illness of perhaps family issues, however, more common factors can be linked to a poor work environment or workers that lack commitment to their jobs.

Minor illnesses were the most common reason given for sickness absence but overall, more days were lost to back, neck and muscle pain than any other cause. This is where James Corporate Health come into play, we will help you produce a well-motivated and happy workforce.

These figures speak for themselves and unscheduled absences have a catastrophic impact on your business. Organisations have no way of planning for these unexpected absences and are often forced into hiring last minute temporary workers or offer overtime and added incentives to their regular workers, all at a colossal loss to the company.

The effects of absenteeism in the workplace are directly proportional to decreased productivity. Together we can implement an absence management scheme to drive down these figures and boost the morale and wellbeing of your staff.

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