‘Break down the taboo’
One in three sick days taken by mid-life employees
On National Stress Awareness Day
Westfield Health’s Wellbeing Index suggests
Algorithm assessing productivity, absenteeism and number of staff available for advisers and providers to use
Over a third of small-to-medium-sized firms are using flexible working to support staff compared to under a quarter of large firms
Poor management alongside lack of monitoring and recording of absence could be combatted by group risk products
Lack of workplace initiatives and no group protection both reasons for higher than above average employee sickness
With sick leave at its lowest for decades, new Bupa research suggests that millions headed into work despite being unwell, feeling pain and suffering from mental illness last year.
Over a quarter of employers (27%) plan to signpost absent employees towards Fit for Work (FfW) in the absence of GP referrals.
Nearly a third of employers have reported an increase in people coming to work while they are ill.