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Table 2 Characteristics of employers

From: Obstacles to returning to work with chronic pain: in-depth interviews with people who are off work due to chronic pain and employers

Study number Interviewee role Employing sector Size of company/ organisation Number of employees Nature of business
EI01 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Private/ Service producing Small 10 employees Construction industry
EI02 Head of Inclusion, Engagement and Wellbeing (nurse by background) Public/ Service producing Large 10,000 employees Acute NHS Trust
EI03 Practice manager Public/ Service producing Small 17 employees NHS GP
EI04 Occupational Health Lead (GP by background) Private/ Goods producing Large 100,000 employees globally
13,500 permanent UK staff
5–6000 UK complementary workers
Health care company – research and manufacturing
EI05 Company director Private/Service producing Small 12 employees Digital marketing agency
EI06 Senior Human Resources (HR) Manager for employee relations and wellbeing Private/Goods producing Large 35,000 employees Car manufacturing company
EI07 Owner/manager Private/Service producing Small 9 employees Gym and personal training studio
EI08 Managing director and key account manager for automotive business Private/Goods producing Large/ Small 14,000 employees globally
7 UK employees
Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry (97%) and industrial business (3%)
UK – Sales and distribution
EI09 HR and Facilities Manager Private/Service producing Medium 120 employees Private equity partnership offering legal services/ advice
EI10 Manager (and past experience as HR manager in large private companies) Public/Service producing Small 8 employees NHS GP practice