Long-term sickness absence has always been a big, consistent problem for businesses, and signs show it’s only becoming more of an issue.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), sickness absence for those with long-term health conditions is at its highest point since 2008, with a record high of 104.9 million working days lost.
This has big implications for businesses – with potential impacts on everything from productivity and profitability to recruitment, training, and retention. But long-term sickness absence doesn’t have to be a headache. With the right policies and procedures in place, you can increase your chances of keeping your people in work and reducing the costs to your business.
So, where do you start? Our HR & Employment Law experts have put together an exclusive guide to help you manage long-term sickness absence.
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