Absenteeism has a material effect on all organizations. Yet few managers really understand the magnitude of the problem. The unscheduled absenteeism rate in the U.S. hourly workforce is approximately 9%1; almost one in ten workers is absent when he or she should be at work. There are considerable direct and indirect costs associated with absenteeism. Not only should managers be motivated to reduce absenteeism because of the excess costs, but without absence tracking tools, organizations cannot adequately estimate their loss of productivity.
This eBook explains what absenteeism is, how to identify it, and how to reduce it within your organization.