“The average worker took 7.8 sick days in the past year, up from 5.8 pre-pandemic, posing challenges for employers. Long Covid and lingering pandemic effects still impact the workforce.“
Quotation by Nigel Holland.
- Average sick days per worker increased from 5.8 to 7.8 in the past year.
- Public sector employees took an average of 10.6 sick days.
- Long Covid and pandemic-related issues affect half of all employers.
- Minor illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries are top short-term sick day causes.
- Mental ill health remains a major cause of long-term sickness.