Dealing with Absenteeism Depends on the Circumstances
Tyrone Skogstrom, Management Consultant, Sweden, Member
Dealing with absenteeism depends on the circumstances:
1. Do you pay them something during sick- and vacation leave?
2. How large is your organization? Can the employees still at work see any issues and problems?
3. Why do they abuse it?
The first two identify if there are any actual cost/profit loss. The third is the most critical: Is this caused by poor management, poor salay, poor working tasks, etc? And the most critical loss for your organization could be: The staff that do show up at the office/work - how is their performance? Underperforming staff at work is probably a higher number of FTEs at stake. I have calculated performance improvements before and that is usually a strong persuasion issue for management, however hard to measure. But there are reliable workarounds for that too.