The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


2014 Absence Management Survey

In partnership with Simplyhealth


“Adapting both working practices and health and wellbeing initiatives to support the changing needs of today’s modern workforce is a must for organisations ... This ‘sandwich’ generation are operating at capacity and it’s essential that they receive as much support as possible to help them meet their commitments at home as well as at work."

Corinne Williams, Head of HR, Simplyhealth


"More than one in three employers
report that absence levels have
increased because their staff are
struggling to cope with their caring
responsibilities outside of work.
However, just one in six
organisations have policies in
place to help achieve a better
balance between their home
and working lives."

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About Simplyhealth

Discover personalised health plans to suit your business and your budget. Simplyhealth specialise in private medical insurance, health cash plans, dental plans and self funded health plans. Simplyhealth manage the cost and value to ensure your employees receive appropriate care.

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About the CIPD

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. We have more than 135,000 members internationally. Our purpose is to champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisation development, for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society.

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Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tools for managers


Guidance jointly developed by Mind and the CIPD. Contains information, practical advice and templates to help managers facilitate conversations about stress and mental health problems and put in place support so employees can stay well and in work – meaning they perform at their best for the business while the employer retains talent and expertise.

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2014 summary reports


Read the summary reports to gain a fuller understanding of what's happening in each sector.

Public sector summary

Private sector summary