Absenteeism Report 2018

Causes, consequences and cures

Absence costs the UK £18 billion (a figure that is set to rise to £21 billion in 2020 and £26 billion in 2030), that’s a massive impact on UK business. And possibly even more so for financial services, a sector that (according to our own research) consistently sees a higher proportion of mental ill-health than others.


So, what can you do to help keep employees healthy and happy? And what do HR leaders across the UK think about absence, it’s consequences, causes and cures?


For our latest report, we surveyed 300 HR professionals, interviewed CIPDs senior policy adviser, and talked to some of our own experts. We brought their insights together into our latest report to explore:


  • The role of the workplace environment
  • Practical ways businesses can and should react to absence
  • Holiday and flexitime
  • The role of technology
  • The trends you need to understand

The Absenteeism Report in a portrait tablet