Key trends and issues facing employers and employees

The 2016 annual Absence Management survey results, in partnership with Simplyhealth. This survey of over 1,000 HR professionals provides useful benchmarking data as well as highlighting the key absence management trends that UK employers need to be taking action on.

An increased focus on employee well-being is good news for employees, business and wider
Society. In sum, employers need to focus even more on taking a preventative approach to employee absence, particularly addressing the barriers to having a workplace culture that genuinely supports employee well-being. This involves strong leadership support for a healthy workplace, including role-modelling the appropriate behaviours, as well as investment in line manager training and support, recognising their critical role as the first point of call for employees.

This research insight covers:

  • Summary of key findings
  • Level of employee absence
  • The cost of absence
  • Causes of absence
  • Managing absence
  • Work-related stress and mental health
  • Employee well-being
  • Conclusions and background