The Causes and Costs of Absenteeism in the Workplace

FORBES, Personal Finance 7/10/2013 Playing hooky to play golf may feel harmless, but the accumulated effect of absenteeism hurts businesses’ bottom line. Absenteeism is an employee’s intentional or habitual absence from work. While employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year, excessive absences can equate to decreased productivity and can have a major effect on company finances, morale and other factors. This article looks at the causes of absenteeism, the costs of lost productivity and what employers can do to reduce absenteeism rates in the workplace. Causes of Absenteeism People miss work for a variety of … Read more