Stress levels at work are now the major cause of long-term absence, says a new CIPD report – but coaching could well be the answer to effective attendance management News that stress now tops the league of causes for long-term absence in the UK has thrust coaching into the limelight as an effective intervention. Stress has overtaken musculoskeletal problems as the top cause of sick leave, while 39 per cent of employers say absence due to mental health problems has risen in the past year, according to the Absence Management survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)...

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