workers take an average of 10 days off sick each year, costing UK businesses
survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development reveals the
average cost for 10 days sick leave is £522 per employee.
CIPD said that while 91 per cent of companies view illness as a significant
drain on business, 15 per cent do not know the level of sickness-induced
absence in their organisations.
most common causes of sick leave are minor illnesses such as colds and flu, but
stress is reported as the main reason for long-term absence.
separate survey found that less than half of all workers take their full
holiday leave, and one in five take less than a quarter of their entitlement,
often fearing that time out of the office will damage their career prospects.