Absenteeism at work is a stressful phenomenon for the employer who must react as well as possible to avoid any disruption of the company. However, according to a study by the firm W.T.W. published on June 23 and relayed by the increase in absenteeism at work observed in recent years has increased during the Covid-19 health crisis. Thus, between 2017 and 2022, the absenteeism of French employees increased by 37%, with an increase of 15% between 2019 and 2021.
The study is based on a survey of 340,000 employees from nearly 700 companies over a period of 5 years, coupled this year with a survey of more than 1,000 French employees. In fact, the absenteeism rate is 4.6% in 2021, which means that 31% of French employees were absent from work for at least three days in 2021, an increase of 18% since 2017.
The average duration of outages is 54 days in 2021. The share of long-term outages (more than six months) is 60%. The study indicates that absenteeism for illness represents 83% of stoppages against 17% for accidents at work.