Absenteeism: A recurring headache for businesses
The direct annual cost of absenteeism for a company of about sixty employees, in Swiss francs, according to Promotion Santé Suisse, in addition to the annual indirect costs, estimated at 320,000 francs.
The annual cost of absenteeism to the Swiss economy, in billions of francs, according to a study by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
Absences lead to more absences
A return interview must also be scheduled when the employee returns to explain to him or her, what kind of work was carried out during his or her absence and new ongoing projects.
Managing absences in businesses can be summarised in five steps:
Transferring the financial risk related to absences
Follow up after the employee’s return
Companies can be covered
By contrast, daily insurance indemnities are exempt from social security contributions in the first two models. That way, the final cost is reduced by an average of about 20%.
Assisting the return to work