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Stress And Sickness Absence – On The Rise?

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Stress And Sickness Absence - On The Rise?

Prevalence of workplace stress Stress is increasingly a major fact of life for many employees in the UK  these days, and figures indicate that the prevalence of turning to alcohol as a way to relieve stress and worry is far too high.  Research carried out by Nuffield Health in 2012 indicated that employees generally are…

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HR Update: Counting The Cost Of Sickness Absence

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HR Update: Counting The Cost Of Sickness Absence

Sickness absence, a steep cost for business Depending on how you calculate it, the cost of sickness absence to the UK could be as much as 312 billion a year – that’s the figure quoted on the government’s own Health & Safety Executive website, while the Telegraph newspaper quotes the cost to the private sector…

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Sickness Absence Levels – A Steady Descent

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Sickness Absence Levels - A Steady Descent

It was revealed a while ago that the UK’s long term downward trend in absence levels has levelled off.  In order to get things back moving in the right (downward) direction , the government may need to consider further possible ways of reducing absence, alongside those proposed in the Sickness Absence Review.  This levelling off…

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