Absence of work can be due to Sickness or non-sickness Absenteeism (where employees fail to turn up for work without a legitimate reason). Workplace wellbeing and level of employee engagement are key components of absenteeism [1] representing a significant business cost estimated to be in excess of £17bn for the UK [6].

Engaged employees have less absenteeism (not due to illness) [2] averaging 2.69 days/year in the UK compared to the disengaged employee who takes on average 6.19 days/year [3]. Organisationally, this is highly significant as research identified those with employee engagement in the top quartile have 37% less absenteeism, which contribute 12% higher customer metrics, 18% higher productivity, and 16% higher profitability than business units in the bottom quartile [4].

A similar pattern also exists for absence directly due to sickness. Highly engaged missed 43% fewer days of work due to illness compared to the disengaged employees [5].

To get your employees highly engaged and realise a reduction in absenteeism to ensure any financial impact is optimised.

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[1]        Gallup, 2007
[2]        Harter, Schmidt, Killham, & Agrawal, 2009
[3]        Bruce Rayton, University of Bath School of Management, 2012 
[4]        Gallup, 2010
[5]        Watson Wyatt, 2009
[6]        CBI, 2007

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