Essay On Absenteeism

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Title: “The Influences of Unscheduled Absenteeism in the Workplace and business growth of MAGSIGE MPC” Introduction Absenteeism is an employee's intentional or habitual absence from work. While employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year, excessive absences can equate to decreased productivity and can have a major effect on company finances, morale and other factors. It has been the problem of companies nowadays on the high rate of unscheduled absenteeism of their employees. This means that employees failed to apply for a leave application due to emergency situations that arise such as sick days, disability, calamities, death of immediate family and alike. Other employees miss work for a variety of reasons, many of which are legitimate and others less so. On MAGSIGE MPC’s case, the common causes of absenteeism include but are not limited to; illness, bullying and harassment, burnout, stress and low morale, childcare and eldercare, depression, disengagement, job hunting considering that the employees are only minimum wage earners and are looking for a greener pasture. Employee absence remains a costly problem for human resource personnel and…show more content…
Employers are losing ground in their battle against it. According to the 16th annual CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey, employers are struggling to find effective programs that keep healthy workers on the job because unscheduled absenteeism can cost large companies an estimated $850,000 per year. The 2006 survey revealed an absenteeism rate of 2.5 percent—that’s up from 2.3 percent in 2005, 2.4 percent in 2004 and 1.9 percent in 2003. Absenteeism has a material effect on the bottom line of most companies, yet few managers really understand the magnitude of the problem at their company. The unscheduled absenteeism rate in the U.S. hourly workforce is approximately 9%; almost one in ten workers is absent when he or she should be at
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