Absenteeeism In The Workplace

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Absenteeism is a serious workplace problem and an expensive occurrence for both employers and employees seemingly unpredictable in nature. A satisfactory level of attendance by employees at work is necessary to allow the achievement of objectives and targets by a department. Employee Absenteeism is the absence of an employee from work. It is a major problem faced by almost all employers of today. Employees are absent from work and thus the work suffers. Absenteeism of employees from work leads to back logs, piling of work and thus work delay. Absenteeism is of two types.
Innocent absenteeism
- Is one in which the employee is absent from work due to genuine cause or reason. It may be due to his illness or personal family problem or any other
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At present, organizations in India take real interest in controlling absenteeism. Measures to prevent strikes and lockouts have received far and greater attention. One reason for this situation may be that strikes and lockouts are more noisy and visible while absenteeism is silent and unnoticeable. The relevance of the study is that, now the company is facing a major issue of high rate of absenteeism and hope that the study will reveal the reason for it and thereby the organization can take effective measures for checking the…show more content…
Absenteeism is not the problem of underdeveloped countries only but it is a universal phenomena. It varies from 7 percent to 30 percent, but in extreme cases it goes upto even 40 percent.

The degree of absenteeism may differ from place to place, occupation to occupation and industry to industry. It may be high in some occupations and industries as compared to others. Even in a particular industry, the degree of absenteeism may vary in different departments.

Peculiar Features Of Absenteeism In India

 Absenteeism is lowest on pay day and is highest immediately after pay day and the day on which bonus is paid.

 The absenteeism is high among workers of less than 25 years and over 40 years.

 The percentage of absenteeism is generally higher in night shifts than in day shifts.

 In India absenteeism is highest in April-May and September to October months due to harvesting and sowing reasons.
 Absenteeism is generally higher in the departments where supervisors are work oriented and careless for employee welfare.
 The rate of absenteeism is likely to be higher in days before and after a holiday.

 Workers tend to be absent more frequently than supervisors and

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