Sickness absence costs employers an immense amount of time and money. It goes without saying that reducing absence occurrences and the length of time an employee is off work leads to huge savings year after year.
We provide managers with the tools to refer employees to our services quickly and advise on effective occupational health solutions, helping keep your employees where they are most productive and cost-effective to your business – at work.
Example cost of one employee’s absence
Research from the CIPD and other bodies estimates that if one employee earning £25,000 per year was absent from work for 6.9 days a year (the current average) it would cost the employer £1,500*. For each day that employee called in sick, the company would have to pay £217.
Our staff – including occupational health nurses, counsellors and osteopaths – have years of experience in dealing with absences from physical, emotional and psychological triggers. If you would like help managing a particular absence case or advice on strategies to reduce absenteeism in your workplace then please get in touch.
* Direct costs plus indirect costs. Research in 2001 estimated indirect costs are equal to a company’s direct costs (in this case £750). Indirect costs include: overtime or acting up allowances, temporary workers’ wages, absence administration, management time arranging cover or replacements, training temporary staff or replacements, lower productivity of temporary or returning staff, and even lost customers.