Most absence is genuine. Managing absence due to sickness requires effective people management policies and may be helped by a focus on employee well-being. You’ll find here information on absenteeism, the causes of absence, absence monitoring and management, attendance, sickness and long term illness, return to work, fit notes and sick pay. There are other pages for: alcohol and drug abuse, health, safety and well-being and stress.

Looking for an older report on absence which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

In September 2015, the new Fit for Work service was opened for employers.

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