According to the latest CIPD absence management survey, the average employee in the UK takes 7.7 days of absence a year.
However, employees working in the non-profit sector take 8.8 days off sick each year while staff working in the public sector are absent for an average of 9.1 days every year.
The CIPD 2011 absence management survey also reveals that short-term staff absences account for two-thirds of all working time lost in the UK every year.
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