Infographic: The real cost of staff sickness to a business

As we've been exploring over the last month, staff health and wellness programmes are well and truly on the rise. With one of the chief reasons for introducing them to combat the high levels of sickness that some industries and businesses experience...

When you see the numbers behind the issue, you’ll soon realise why it’s a problem that needs confronting. Virgin Pure have taken the time to look through some recent statistics, uncovering a picture of a nation of workers who spend more time off sick than you might have imagined.

"UK workers take up to four times as many sick days off than other nations, according to PwC, who found that the average UK worker takes just over nine days sick leave a year – nearly double the US average," noted Virgin Pure.

Take a look at the rest of their findings below in this handy infographic.


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