Survey Report

Absence management 2016

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Absence management 2016

Published November 2016

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In partnership with Simplyhealth

The Absence management survey report, produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, explores absence management trends, policy and practice in the UK. The report reviews some of this year’s key findings and considers how organisations can move forward.
This year's survey highlights that more employers are recognising the value of line managers in managing absence at work, but are failing to give managers the tools they need to manage absence effectively.
A quarter of employers (25%) identified that line managers being given sickness absence information (absence figures, causes and trends) is one of the most effective approaches to manage short-term absence and 15% said this was true for managing long-term absence.

CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition, 9-10 November, Manchester
Dr Jill Miller from the CIPD will be presenting the findings from the 2016 Absence management survey report at a free learning session on 9 November 15:15–15:45.

Register for the exhibition today



'There has been an increase in organisations improving communication to staff about well-being benefits and how to access them.'