The business case

Do you know what unplanned absenteeism is costing your organisation?

Why invest in Health and wellbeing?

8.8 days

The average number of unscheduled absences per employee per year


The estimated average cost to employers, per employee, per absent day

$44 billion

The estimated annual cost to the Australian economy from absenteeism per year

3X more

productive hours are achieved per month by healthy employees than those with poor health


The estimated average amount saved for every $1 invested in employee health and wellbeing

What is absenteeism costing you?

All employers know unplanned absenteeism is a significant cost. But do you know just how much? Use the below calculator to estimate how much absenteeism is currently costing your organisation.

Total revenue over 12 months.

The average over the past year.

On average.

Total wage expenses for the year.

Generally 52 weeks minus paid annual leave and public holidays, multiplied by 5 working days.

Average annual number of days per staff member.

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Annual cost of unplanned absenteeism

1.Australian HR Institute (AHRI) HR Pulse survey on Absence Management Report, March 2016,
2. AIG Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Report 2015
3. Australian Government, Comcare, Effective Health and Wellbeing Programs report, 2010,
4. Medibank Private, 2005 The health of Australia's workforce,
5. The Health & Productivity Institute of Australia (HAPIA), Best-Practice Guidelines Workplace Health in Australia, 2010,