The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

2013 Absence Management Survey

In partnership with Simplyhealth


"Getting flexible working right can lead to higher motivation levels, better productivity and increased flexibility. Balancing both the needs of the company and the employee often results in happier and healthier employees and lower absence levels."

Helen Dickinson
People Director, Simplyhealth


The annual CIPD/Simplyhealth
Absence Management survey reveals that,
after a small decrease reported in last year’s
survey, absence is back up to the levels observed
in 2011 and 2010, at an average of 7.6 days per employee.

Absence levels are highest in the public
services sector (8.7 days per employee
per year) and lowest in the manufacturing
and production sector (6 days per employee
per year). Absence levels tend to increase with organisation size, regardless of sector. 

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 Private sector
 Public sector

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At Simplyhealth we have been helping people access affordable healthcare for nearly 140 years.

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