Long-term sickness absence has always been a big, consistent problem for businesses, and signs show it’s only becoming more of an issue.
Over 15 million people in the UK live with a long-term health condition, and the number of people living with more than one condition is increasing – now standing at more than one in four. Plus, it’s reported that an estimated 1.3 million people (2.1% of the UK population) were experiencing self-reported long COVID-19 as of January 2022.
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. This includes:
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