Lack of motivation increases as cause of absence

The proportion of employers that attribute lack of motivation as one of the reasons for sickness absence levels has doubled, according to the Employee Benefits/HSF Health Plan Healthcare Research 2010.

The proportion of employers citing lack of motivation has risen to 8% from 4% in 2009.

The main causes of SICKNESS ABSENCE
Minor ailments/flu/colds/food poisoning 84%
Musculoskeletal ailments 55%
Stress 47%
Serious illness 23%
Childcare 20%

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