CBI/Pfizer workplace health and absence survey 2013 

 
Welcome to the CBI/Pfizer workplace health and absence survey 2013

The CBI/Pfizer workplace health and absence survey is the authoritative source of long-term data on trends in absence rates.

Data from this survey will benchmark absence levels in your business and identify how best to boost employee wellbeing. It offers policy makers a view into practices in occupational health and absence in the workplace.

Everyone who completes the survey will receive a full copy of the final pdf report.

The survey contains 12 questions and the deadline has been extended to Monday 18th February.

If you would like a pdf copy of the questionnaire or have any questions about the survey please contact pippa.morgan@cbi.org.uk / 0207 395 8168

The CBI/Pfizer workplace health and absence survey 2013 is strictly confidential. Responses are anonymous and only ever used in aggregate and will be handled entirely confidentially.

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1. How many people are employed by your organisation in the UK?

Number of employees
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2. Is your business in the private sector or a publicly-owned organisation?
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3. Thinking about absence in your organisation, please indicate the average number of days of absence per employee between 1 January and 31 December 2012.

If applicable, please give your answer using up to one decimal place
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4. Please estimate the total cost of absence in your organisation in 2012 ie. salary cost of absent individuals, replacement costs (e.g. temporary staff or additional overtime) and lost service or production time.
5. Drivers of absence

What were the three main causes of absence in your organisation in 2012?

(Please select up to three for manual employees and three for non-manual employees)

ManualNon-manual
Work-related illness or injury
Non work-related illness or injury
Attending/waiting for NHS medical appointments
Caring for a family member or other dependent due to illness or injury
Caring for a family member or other dependent due to breakdown in support arrangements
Travel or weather-related disruption
Personal problems (eg. relationship problems, drink, drugs)
Paid sickness absence seen as entitlement
Recovery time post-operation
6. In your opinion, what percentage of the total sickness absence in your organisation does non-genuine sickness absence account for?
7. Once an absence period reaches four weeks it is usually classed as long-term sickness absence.
In 2012 what proportion of total working time lost was due to long-term sickness absence?
8. What types of illness/injury most frequently cause short-term absence in your organisation?

(Please select up to five for manual employees and five for non-manual employees)
ManualNon-manual
Type of illness
Minor illness (cold etc)
Migraine/chronic headache
Acute back pain (back pain lasting for less than 3 months)
Chronic back pain (back pain lasting for3 months or more)
All other acute pain (pain lasting for less than 3 months)
All other chronic pain (pain lasting for 3 months or more)
Arthritis
Other musculoskeletal disorders
Work-related anxiety/stress/depression
Non work-related anxiety/stress/depression
Heart/blood pressure problems
Acute respiratory problems e.g. flu, pneumonia
Chronic respiratory problems e.g. asthma, COPD
Cancer
9. What types of illness/injury most frequently cause long-term absence in your organisation?

(Please select up to five for manual employees and five for non-manual employees)
ManualNon-manual
Type of illness
Minor illness (cold etc)
Migraine/chronic headache
Acute back pain (back pain lasting for less than 3 months)
Chronic back pain (back pain lasting for3 months or more)
All other acute pain (pain lasting for less than 3 months)
All other chronic pain (pain lasting for 3 months or more)
Arthritis
Other musculoskeletal disorders
Work-related anxiety/stress/depression
Non work-related anxiety/stress/depression
Heart/blood pressure problems
Acute respiratory problems e.g. flu, pneumonia
Chronic respiratory problems e.g. asthma, COPD
Cancer
10. In April 2010, the government introduced its new capability based fit notes which outline what work an employee can do, rather than being signed off from work completely by a doctor.

The intention of the fit note is to help more people stay in work, rather than drift into long-term sickness absence. A programme of advice in how to use the note has been rolled out to GPs and there is guidance for employers.

How would you assess the impact of the fit note?

(Please select only one for each row)
Yes, to a great extentYes, to a certain extentNo, not reallyNo, not at allDon’t know
The fit note has helped my rehabilitation policy
I use the fit note to guide my occupational health interventions
Fit notes that I receive contain insightful/constructive advice
I am confident that doctors have had sufficient training to use the fit note differently to old sick notes
I am confident that doctors have sufficient understanding of the workplace to make full use of the fit note
The fit notes I receive are helping people return to work earlier than under the old sick note
The fit note has helped change the culture around rehabilitation and return to work
11. In your organisation, do you have any policies or arrangements in place for management of stress and anxiety disorders?

12. Which of the following practices, if any, does your organisation use as part of its management policy/arrangements for stress and anxiety disorders?

(Please select all that apply)
13. Your details

Please provide your contact details below if you would like to receive a copy of the final CBI/ Pfizer workplace health and absence survey 2013 report .
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