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UK EMPLOYEE ABSENCE

AVERAGE DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE PER YEAR


DAYS LOST PER YEAR
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Food, drink and tobacco

Care services

Central government

Health

Local government

Finance, insurance and real estate

Education

Housing associations

Transport, distribution and storage

Other

Retail and wholesale

Textiles

Charity services

Other

General manufacturing
DAYS LOST PER YEAR

Paper and printing WORKING TIME LOST PER YEAR

Professional services (accountancy,


advertising, consultancy)

Other MANUFACTURING
AND PRODUCTION
Hotels, catering and leisure

Call centres

Electricity, gas and water

PRIVATE SECTOR
Other SERVICES

Construction

Engineering, electronics and metals

Chemicals, oil and pharmaceuticals


PUBLIC SERVICES

Media (broadcasting and publishing)

Agriculture and forestry

IT services

NON-PROFIT
Mining and quarrying

Communications

0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% WORKING TIME LOST PER YEAR CIPD 2016

REASONS TO CALL IN SICK


PERCENTAGE OF UK WORKERS WHO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO CALL IN SICK

73% 71% 58% 53% 36% 19% 17% 11%


Vomiting Diarrhoea Flu Sick bug Migraine Stress Mental health Head cold
issues

CIPD 2016

COST OF ABSENCE PER EMPLOYEE EMPLOYEE ABSENCE BY SIZE OF WORKFORCE


JUST 40.7 PER CENT OF COMPANIES SURVEYED BY XPERTHR MEASURE THE COST OF SICKNESS ABSENCE

MEDIAN NUMBER NUMBER


AVERAGE AVERAGE COST SURVEYED OF EMPLOYEES

Private sector services 484 416 100 1-49 4

50-249 5.5
Public sector 681 819 28

250-999 6.7

Manufacturing
and production 2,561 523 23
1,000-4,999 8.1

All employers 837 455 151 5,000+ 9.4

XpertHR 2016 CIPD 2016

AVERAGE DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE PER YEAR

10 MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION


PRIVATE SECTOR SERVICES
PUBLIC SERVICES
NON-PROFIT
ALL ORGANISATIONS
9

8
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS

5
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CIPD 2016