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Sickness absence: hybrid workers take less time off

The study by health insurer Vitality found hybrid workers lost an average of 47.8 days of productive time to health concerns, including just 4.9 days due to formal absence. This compared with 50 days, and 6.1 days of formal absence when looking at employees across the board.

However, intriguingly, the research found that going fully remote can actually increase rates of sickness absence. Full-time home workers lost an extra three productive days (50.8 days in total) compared with their hybrid counterparts. Of those days, a surprising 9.6 days were lost because of formal absence.

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