Absence management survey 2014

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Produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, this annual survey report sets out the findings of the CIPD’s fifteenth national survey of absence management trends, policy and practice. The survey provides useful benchmarking data for organisations on absence levels and the cost and causes of absence as well as a focus on employee well-being.
"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
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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Managing and supporting mental health at work:
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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

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Annual surveys

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