Absence management survey

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Absence management 2015

The Absence management survey report, produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, explores absence management trends, policy and practice in the UK. The report reviews some of this year’s key findings and considers how organisations can move forward.

The survey highlights that 31% of employers have seen an increase in so-called ‘presenteeism’ in the last 12 months. It also shows that presenteeism is more likely to have increased where there is a culture of working long hours are seen to be the norm and where operational demands take precedence over employee well-being.

View the 2015 Absence management survey report

About Simplyhealth

At Simplyhealth we've been helping people access affordable healthcare for over 140 years. We only focus on healthcare, so individuals and businesses can rely on us for our specialist knowledge. We help nearly 3.5 million people with their health and thousands of companies choose us as their healthcare provider including John Lewis Partnership, Royal Mail and Tesco.

We help businesses of all shapes and sizes to support the health and wellbeing of their employees. Our corporate health cash plans include myWellbeing which provides quick and easy access to GP services, a 24/7 advice and counselling helpline and a wealth of health advice and information.

Whatever the size of your business, we have a plan to fit. Whether you're looking to cover your senior managers or your entire workforce, we can work with you to build a complete package. We adopt a partnership approach to ensure your plan is runs efficiently and smoothly.

Our health plans and customer service have won many awards over the years. Most recently we were named Best Health Insurance Provider at the Personal Finance Awards for the third year in a row. We also care about our communities and each year donate at least £1 million to UK health related charities and community projects. In 2014, we donated £1.4 million.



'Only 25% of organisations achieved their 2014 target of absence, 38% almost achieved it, 37% failed.'  


Summary reports 2015

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


Annual surveys

Provides benchmarking data covering trends and developments in key areas of HR practice.