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Definition Work Absenteeism. Description.

Work Absenteeism is the habitual pattern and practice of failing to turn up for work. A distinction should be made between absences for appropriate reasons (illness, medical reasons) and absence for inappropriate reasons (being drunk, being absent without any reason at all). Intermediate cases include severe personal or family problems, stress, inability to cope, work overload.

Normally, employees are contractually obliged to work during specified hours. Failure to communicate absenteeism in a timely way, or being absent for inappropriate reasons, may result in dismissal.

Absenteeism is the opposite of Presenteeism.

Most organizations monitor absenteeism closely. Reasons for doing so include:

  • Identifying employees who are in contract breach.

  • Looking for indications of poor morale.

  • Identify work-related diseases (sick building syndrome).

Work Absenteeism Forum
  Non-personal Reasons for Work Absenteeism
The reasons of absenteeism do not deal only personal or individual issue. Lack of supervisor's support, unhealthy peer relationships, improper working conditions, and lack of proper incentives to work (both monetary and non monetary) affect the moral...
  Absenteeism Only When Malingering
I view that the use of the term 'absenteeism' should be limited to cases where there is some form of dishonesty and malingering.
It is a form of voluntary absence which to some extent can be an avoidable non-attendance, inexcusable absence....

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Best Practices in Dealing with Work Absenteeism

This presentation covers the issue of absenteeism at work and the management of it. The presentation includes the following sections:
1. Agenda Usage (application): Work Absence, Employee Absenteeism, Employee Performance Management

Fighting Work Stress with Employee Resilience

Employee resilience
This presentation is about employee resilience and includes the following sections:
1. Agenda
2. The changing face ...
Usage (application): Employee Resilience, Multitasking, Absenteism, Employee Involvement, Dual Commitment, Work/Life Balance

The Workplace Environment and Aging Issues

This presentation discusses how a workplace can be designed in a way that is perceived as comfortable by their employees and maximizes the efficiency ...
Usage (application): Performance Management, Two-factor Theory, Absenteism, Presenteism

Mindfulness and Wellbeing at Work

This presentation elaborates on the concept of mindfulness in the workplace, and includes the following sections:
1. Outline
2. Wellbeing de...
Usage (application): Wellbeing, Well-being, Mindfulness, Motivation, Employee Commitment Time Management, Coaching

Recognizing Stress in Yourself and Your People

What is stress?
Stress is a feeling of being overloaded, wound-up and worried.

How can you recognize stress in yourself or in your emp...
Usage (application): Coping with Stress, Avoiding Stress, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management

The Employee Commitment Pyramid

Stum (2013) developed the so-called Performance Pyramid. His model is clearly based on Maslow’s H...
Usage (application): Employee Commitment, Employee Motivation

3 Practical Ways to Deal with Stress

Workplace stress is very common and can cause higher blood pressure, illness and lower self esteem. Decreasing the stress level of yourself and your e...
Usage (application): Coping with Stress, Avoiding Stress, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management

Managing New, Dynamic Workplaces through Employee Engagement

This presentation elaborates on the characteristics of the newer type of workplace, possible reactions of employees and how to efficiently manage such...
Usage (application): Workplace Management, Employee Engagement, Organizational Commitment, Burnout

Fatigue Management as Responsibility of Employer and Employee

This presentation elaborates on the management of fatigue and the management of it, and includes the following sections:
1. Training outline
Usage (application): Fatigue Management, Human Resource Management, Absenteeism, Two Factor Theory, Commitment

Managing Organizational Change and Managing Stress

Presentation about organizational change with a special emphasis on stress management. The presentation includes the following sections:
1. Force...
Usage (application): Organizational Change; Change Management; Stress Management


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Compare with: Work Presenteeism  |  Organizational Commitment  |  Dual Commitment  |  Expectancy Theory  |  Two Factor Theory  |  Efficiency Wage  |  Skeleton Staff

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