The fit note initiative aims to help reduce the impact long term sick leave has on UK businesses, which is estimated to cost the UK economy £17.3 billion. *(1.) However, Aviva’s research indicates that both employers and their workforce currently remain to be convinced of the Benefits of fit notes.
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When Aviva conducted their third Health of the Workplace report a year ago, the outlook looked less than positive with both GPs and employers predicting that stress levels would soar in the year ahead. Worryingly, are employee behaviours showing that these predictions might be correct?
Exclusive interview with Christine Deputy, group HR director at FTSE100 insurance giant, Aviva.