Absence management survey

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Absence management 2016

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.

View the 2016 Absence management survey report

Read the blog: Tackling the top 3 causes of stress at work

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

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About Simplyhealth

At Simplyhealth we've been helping people access affordable healthcare for over 140 years. We only focus on healthcare, so individuals and businesses can rely on us for our specialist knowledge. We help nearly 3.5 million people with their health and thousands of companies choose us as their healthcare provider including John Lewis Partnership, Royal Mail and Tesco.

We help businesses of all shapes and sizes to support the health and wellbeing of their employees. Our corporate health cash plans include myWellbeing which provides quick and easy access to GP services, a 24/7 advice and counselling helpline and a wealth of health advice and information.

Whatever the size of your business, we have a plan to fit. Whether you're looking to cover your senior managers or your entire workforce, we can work with you to build a complete package. We adopt a partnership approach to ensure your plan is runs efficiently and smoothly.

Our health plans and customer service have won many awards over the years. Most recently we were named Best Health Insurance Provider at the Personal Finance Awards for the third year in a row. We also care about our communities and each year donate at least £1 million to UK health related charities and community projects. In 2014, we donated £1.4 million.



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