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Absenteeism refers to the habitual or frequent absence of an employee from work. It can be caused by various factors such as illness, personal issues, lack of motivation, or poor work environment. In addition to causing disruptions in the workplace, absenteeism can also lead to decreased productivity, increased costs, and low employee morale.

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What is the impact of absenteeism?

When employees don’t show up to work, everything from company culture to productivity suffers. Absenteeism is indicative of issues such as quiet quitting, lack of engagement, and dissatisfaction.

What are some best practices for avoiding absenteeism?

The best ways to avoid absenteeism include:

  • Set clear attendance policies and communicate them effectively to employees
  • Encourage open communication between management and employees to address any personal or work-related issues that may affect attendance
  • Recognize and reward employees with good attendance records through Awardco's platform
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate attendance rates to identify areas for improvement and make necessary adjustments
  • Create a positive work environment that motivates employees to come to work and feel valued.