Absenteeism levels per employee per year in Australia have increased by about 10.5% from 8.6 days to 9.5 days, according to DHS’ 2016 Absence Management and Wellbeing Survey Report.
The survey benchmarks absenteeism levels by major industry sectors. Absenteeism was highest in the telecommunications & utilities sector (11.6 days), followed by the public sector (10.9 days) and transport & logistics (10.8 days).
Absence levels in banking, finance & insurance increased significantly to 9.7 days. The contact centre industry experienced a 14% reduction in absence levels, to 9.7 days per employee per annum, down from 11.6 days in 2015.
Click here to read more about the DHS survey by Jim Wilson, from Workplace Info.