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2 Out of 3 employees who don't show up for work aren't actually sick!

by , 03 May 2016
According to Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA), between 15% and 30% of staff can be absent on any given day. And 2 out of 3 absent employees aren't even physically ill!

Think about it. If you employ 15 people, on average, 4 people will be sick on any given day.

Yet, 3 out of those 4 people are having a 'duvet day', spa treatment, or out on a shopping spree with friends... on your time!

And let's say for arguments sake, you pay these employees R1 000 on average per working day. That's R3 000 down the drain per day they're absent.

But did you know the cost of absenteeism to your company isn't only limited to your employee's salary for the day he's absent? Read on as I explain...

Do you know how much absenteeism is costing your company?

Your salary bill can actually go up to 3 times the cost of the salary for the day your employee's absent. This takes into consideration the productive time lost, cost of replacement/temp worker and the salary you still have to pay your employee.
So in our hypothetical scenario above, we're talking approximately R21 000 per day spent on employees who aren't even really sick!
Can you afford to give away R21 000 per working day out of your company's profits?
I didn't think so.
Come and find out how to stop absenteeism and leave abuse dead in its tracks at the Managing Absenteeism and Leave Abuse Workshop on 23 June in Johannesburg.
In just 1 day, you'll walk away with tips, tools and practical advice on:
  • The legal definition of absenteeism;
  • What the abuse of sick leave is actually costing you – we'll identify all the hidden costs;
  • 6 Ways to manage leave effectively and nip 'duvet days' in the bud;
  • Steps to streamline and monitor absenteeism and leave;
  • How to spot a pattern of absenteeism – and what you can do about it;
  • Sure-fire ways to stop absenteeism and leave abuse dead in its tracks;
  • Your methods to reduce absenteeism haven't worked – when can you dismiss?
  • How to build a solid portfolio of evidence so you can win your case at the CCMA;
  • Developing a 100% legally compliant absenteeism policy /leave policy; and
  • So much more!

Attend the Managing Absenteeism and Leave Abuse Workshop and we'll give you all the skills and knowledge you need to curb absenteeism…. Or legally dismiss employees who abuse their leave.
Seminar details:
Date: 23 June 2016
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Location: Fourways, Johannesburg
Reserve your space here.
P.S. If you book and pay for your seat by 9 June, I'll give you R1 000 off your ticket. But hurry, seats are limited and I'd hate for you to lose out on this special price. So book now to avoid disappointment.

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