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Graduates 'wary' of healthcare crisis
Monday, 10 September 2007
Life after graduation
Graduates and other jobseekers should carefully assess the health benefits offered by employers before they commit themselves to a new position.
According to research by HAS, around a third of employees do not believe that their company is succeeding in giving the right health advice.
And the massive 81 per cent of firms which claim that the NHS is failing to support in managing absence due to illness only underlines the health crisis facing both employers and employees, reports onrec.com
Explaining the predicament facing companies, Lee Nicholls at HSA told the website: "Considering that employee absence has risen on average to 8.4 days costing UK companies £659 per employee per year, it makes good business sense for companies to look at ways to help reduce this figure."
He added: "With 29.08 million people now in employment in the UK, we believe that the workplace is going to play an increasingly valuable role when it comes to the future health of our nation."
Meanwhile, research conducted by Learn Direct claims that 31 per cent of employees are unhappy with their day jobs.