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Avoiding Absenteeism (Part II)

09 September 2014 by Laddie F. Hutar

absentEmployees who do not have a high degree of interest in their job seem to have many reasons for absenteeism. These reasons may be legitimate or not. Often absenteeism is a sign that the employee is unhappy on the job. In such cases, absenteeism will run ten to twenty percent… (missing one or two days in ten days of scheduled work).

In other cases where a fair attitude is held toward the job, the absenteeism rate will drop to five percent, but the dedicated employee who is concerned about doing a good job and who has pride in what he does, who is a team player, who feels that he can be counted upon, who progresses, generally has an absentee record from one to two-and-a-half percent. That means he misses no more than two-and-one-half to five days in an entire year.

Questions for Reflection:
Can you calculate your absence rate?
Is it under five percent?
How would you evaluate the absence rate of those around you?

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