What does Illness-related Absence Cost?
Sick leave in the Netherlands was at the end of the 70's around 10%. Thanks to considerable effort this fell to around 4% in 2009. In 2010, the percentage was around 4.2%. The decrease in illness-related absence rate seems to have come to an end.
The recent study by TNO  teaches us that a reduction in absenteeism results in a huge cost saving. From the report, and additional information from CBS, we can distill the following:
What does Illness-related absence cost in your industry?
Illness-related absence cost per employee per year.
It appears that industry sectors with high absenteeism often have tough jobs. That can be physically demanding work, but a psychological burden delivers an even greater contribution to absenteeism in the Netherlands.
Costs of (temporary) replacement of illness-related absent staff are often not included in national figures, but they are of great importance.
What does illness-related absence cost as a percentage of salaries?
Illness-related absence as a percentage of salaries per employee per year
Illness-related absence - total costs per employee?
The costs per employee per year of (temporary) replacement of illness-related absent personel differs per industry sector.
 Het recente TNO onderzoek: Zieketverzuim in nederland in 2010. Download: pb_2012_11_ziekteverzuim_in_nl_2010.pdf
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