By Helen O'Brien, Croner

Expert view: a response to statistics that suggest women are more likely to take sick leave (audio)

This interview is a BBC Radio 4 recording as part of the Women’s Hour during 19th March 2014. The interview is between the presenter Jenni Murray, Helen O’Brien from Croner and Clare Bambra, Professor of Geography at Durham University and a specialist in public health policy. The subject of discussion was why women take more sick leave than men, following publication of official ONS statistics. The interview is seven minutes.

Listen to Helen discuss the issues concerned for employers in this podcast, including:

Work-life balance
Examination of the reasons for absence
What company should be doing to address this
Flexible-working and the benefit of workload planning
Working within existing legislation

Listen to the podcast here.