A healthy approach to absenteeism

Workplace absenteeism has important consequences for a company. In this week’s post we examine the issue and its solutions from both an employee and an employer perspective.

Sick days cost New Zealand businesses $1.26 billion per year[i] and employee absenteeism has important consequences that extend far beyond the financial impact. At company level, chronic or accumulated absenteeism can lead to decreased productivity and performance, as well as increased stress and overwork for co-workers or managers coping with the resulting backlog of work. This in turn can contribute to low company morale and strained employee relations. Yet when it comes to addressing absenteeism responsibility lies as much with the employer as it does with the employee. Turning to social media and technology With such important consequences for their company and employees, Read more