Absenteeism Policy Template

This template enables you to build an absenteeism policy tailored to your company’s situation.


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What Is Absenteeism?

Absenteeism at work occurs when an employee is repeatedly absent from the workplace, which can adversely affect the activities of the company he or she works for. Absenteeism occurs when employees are repeatedly absent from work, whether planned or unplanned.

What Are the Consequences of Absenteeism?

Repeated absences from work can cause problems for managers and their companies. Consequences include:

  • Reduced productivity and profitability
  • Increased employee management costs
  • A negative influence on the workload of other employees

How to Calculate the Absenteeism Rate?

The absenteeism rate can be calculated using the following formula:

(Planned hours per month – hours worked per month X 100) / Planned hours per month

The lower the absenteeism rate percentage, the better: it indicates that fewer employees are absent on a regular basis. A company’s absenteeism rate can vary according to the time of year.

Why Implement an Absenteeism Policy at Work?

Implementing a workplace absenteeism policy supports the smooth running of a company. It simplifies absence management and helps reduce employee absenteeism.

How to Reduce Absenteeism at Work?

Absenteeism can be linked to both professional or personal reasons. Organizations don’t have to spend a lot of money to defeat absenteeism at work. There are a number of tips you can use to reduce absenteeism, including:

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