Avoiding Absenteeism (Part I)
Absenteeism is not being on the job during regular working hours. Absenteeism causes a hardship on fellow employees. It interrupts production. It can be caused by many reasons: 1) personal health, 2) personal business, 3) death in the family, 4) accident, or 5) not wanting to go to work on a certain day.
Absentee records kept over long periods of time show that the employees who progress in their jobs are those who, in most cases, were on their jobs.
Stay tuned for Part II in two weeks…
Questions for Reflection:
Is anyone frequently absent in your team?
How does this affect your workload?
What can you do to avoid absenteeism?