This report by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development provides detailed benchmarking data on absence levels, causes and costs. The research shows that workers in the public sector are taking an average of 10 days off sick per year with stress being the leading cause of absence; this is 3 days more than workers in the private sector. It also highlights the methods that employers are using to manage and reduce absence. The report additionally covers the effect that the recession has had on absence levels and features two best practice case studies.
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