Absence management

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Survey reports

Downloadable CIPD survey reports for 2013 analysing the cost and causes of absence.

Absence Management 2013 - private sector summary

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Last Published: 03 Jan 2014
This summary report examines findings from the CIPD’s 2013 Absence management survey, providing a fuller understanding of the nature of absence and its management in the private sector. The report finds considerable variation in levels of absence and approaches to absence management across organisations.

Absence Management 2013 - public sector summary

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Last Published: 04 Jan 2013
This year's public sector summary report finds that the focus on austerity highlights the need to ensure their efforts are regularly reviewed and targeted effectively for maximum benefit.

Absence Management Survey Report 2013

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Last Published: 04 Oct 2013
This report, produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, sets out the findings of the CIPD’s fourteenth national survey of absence management trends, policy and practice. The survey provides useful benchmarking data for organisations on absence levels and the cost and causes of absence as well as a focus on employee well-being.