Employee absenteeism is an inevitability in any company. Employees can’t always show up to work, whether it’s a sick day, a planned vacation, a car failure, or a family emergency. Rather than punish absenteeism, managers and leaders must have a comprehensive employment absenteeism policy supporting your organization and employee well-being.
It’s no secret in the business world that unscheduled employee absences can take a significant toll on productivity and project quality. The CDC found that absenteeism due to worker illness and injury alone costs U.S. businesses $225.8 billion annually, making absenteeism a massive concern in the modern business landscape.