Absenteeism At Work

Human Resource
October 20, 20213 minutesuserMariyam Bemat
Absenteeism At Work

Absenteeism at the workplace has become a common phenomenon in today’s era. Running Business is like putting the right piece in a Giant Puzzle if one piece is missing the whole picture remains incomplete. In other words, we can say that the absence causes in many ways to the organization. Absenteeism is a major problem in most firms.

What is Absenteeism?

Employee absenteeism is defined as a frequent or habitual absence at work but it does not include Authorized leaves or paid time off.

However, it is not easy to be present each day even organizations know the fact. Usually, it happens in case of health problems and therefore the company has its own leave policies to avoid that emergency.

Causes of Absenteeism

There are several problems related to the Absenteeism

Illness Harassment Low pay scale Workload

  • Relationship issues within the organization Mental health

How to deal with Absenteeism?

At the first glance, it does not look like a big deal but it’s critical for organizational success. Employee absenteeism can be difficult to address once it’s become a habit or accepted behavior by your team. After all, no business can force employees to be there all working Days.

There are several ways to deal with absenteeism

Absent management policy

Build absence management policy as per your business requirement. It should be easy to understand for all employees.

Track employee absences

Constantly tack employee absent records which will help you to identify the common reason behind the absenteeism which will help you to develop various company policies.

Wellness program

We all know that “ health is wealth”. Healthy people can work with more zest which will upsurge not only productivity but Quality as well.

Offer Flexibility

We all are human and the future is unpredictable so in case of any emergency let your people work flexibly.

Create Social Culture

People love the workplace if they are attached to each other. Create your work culture more socially so each one can enjoy time at the workplace.

Focus on Employee Engagement

Employee engagement plays a vital role to grow the employee bond. If they are happy with each other they will be less like to take off from the work unnecessarily

Provide ample PTO

Adequate paid time off should be provided to the employee which allows them to complete their personal work

Build a Supportive environment

People will love to work if they get support from their co-workers. A supportive work environment should be there in order to reduce absenteeism.

Rewards and recognition

Rewards play a motivational role in an organization. By believing in rewards we can build a committed workplace and employees also feel pride in themselves.

Listen to the voice of Employees

Due to lack of attention towards employees make them disappointed in the workplace, management needs to listen to their voice and understand their mind to reduce the absenteeism

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