One in three employers don’t offer support to help long-term absent employees return to work, according to new research.
Group Risk Development (Grid) says that 31 per cent of employers do not make early intervention services available to help staff return to work, if they are absent for six months or more. Similarly 32 per cent of employers don’t have any financial support in place for staff if they are absent for this period of time.
Of those employers that do not offer return-to-work interventions for employees, over half (52 per cent) said they can’t afford it, and a third (32 per cent) believe it is not their responsibility.
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