Employees stop to illness averaged 34.7 days each year, according to the latest barometer of workplace health insurer Malakoff Mederic. The cause: chronic diseases of older and quality of work life deteriorated reorganizations.
The average number of days of sickness absence per employee stood at 34.7 days in 2012 and 2011, against 35.2 in 2010. The data, collected by Malakoff Mederic, cover 2.6 million employees in 16 500 companies.
59% of stops over three days
- Work stoppages for three days to one disease account for 41% of the total number of stops;
- the judgments of 4 to 9 days: 29%;
- stops 10 to 30 days: 18%;
- stoppages over a month: 12%.
More on this disease stop: the calculation of daily allowances
Chronic diseases weigh heavily
The first factor is the absence of chronic disease burden, especially for employees over 50 who now stay longer in the business.
19% of employees have a chronic disease, 29% for more than 50 years. The decline in retirement also affects sick seniors and their stops are multiplying.
The effects of the quality of work life
75% of employees who have not experienced restructuring are satisfied with their quality of life at work. But this figure drops to 59% for those who lived through a reorganization of their service or their company.
Now 30% of employees experienced a reorganization and 15% had imposed a change of their position or their profession.
36% of employees expect more recognition and 34% of outlook. 39% say they have trouble managing priorities and 70% said they had chopped a job.
Increased tension between private life and professional life
The number of employees having difficulty balancing their personal and professional obligations increased 31% against 27% in 2009.
Those supporting a dependent are the most affected: 44% say they are in trouble. The over 50 are the most likely to undergo this stress again: 23% of them support a dependent relative or sick.
34% of 30-39 years, often parents of young children, manage trouble reconciling private and professional life.
Restructuring, raising the age of retirement and the constraints associated with elderly parents addiction are all issues for the management of human resources in the company. Absences for the equivalent disease in fact represent 40 full time for a year in a company of 1,000 employees.