The CBI survey, Fit for Purpose – Absence and workplace health survey 2013, findings show the average absence level per employee of 5.3 days in 2012 generated a cost of more than £14bn across the UK economy. Each employee cost their employer an average of £975 in 2012 through a combination of direct costs in sick pay, lost output and provision of cover through temporary staff or overtime – the direct costs alone amount to more than £14bn a year.
Employees are going to be sick from time to time and further investigation is required for:
At K2A, we recommend an affective sickness absence policy is adopted by working together to develop an effective sickness absence management policy. We can provide management training on sickness absence and return to work interviewing. We will also undertake sickness absence consultations and give advice on absence cases and employee fitness to work.
K2A uses a variety of methods to provide an objective assessment to you which include:
K2A will also act as a case manager to aide you as the employer in early rehabilitation of employees back to work following instances of ill health