With our economy still suffering from weak growth, we need to be looking at every opportunity to improve our economic performance. Good health and low absence rates ensure that people with key skills are in work and contributing to innovation and growth. Our survey has also provided an opportunity to assess further the impact of the fit note after its second year of operation following its introduction in April 2010.
Increasingly, concerns have been expressed by EEF members not only about sickness absence but also about presenteeism at work and, more specifically, ‘sickness presenteeism’. Our survey considers this issue for the first time. Some of the commentary in this report also considers some of the recommendations contained in the Dame Carol Black and David Frost report, ‘Health at work – an independent review of sickness absence’.
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