Absenteeism includes authorised and unauthorised leave such as sick leave (with or without a medical). It also includes absence without leave and refers to instances where your employee is frequently away from work both for genuine reasons and without your authorisation.
If you don't deal with it swiftly, employee absenteeism could bring your company to its knees when productivity sufferers.
But, there's a way to ensure this doesn't happen…
Use these four tips to manage employee absenteeism
Method #1: A clock-in-and-out system. This system enables you to maintain accurate records of employees' whereabouts at all times during office hours.
Method #2: Create an in-house structure that'll help your employees with their personal and work-related problems. Ensure you appoint someone who your employees feel comfortable approaching about any issues that may arise.
Method #3: Implement a return-to-work interview policy. If your employee's absenteeism shows a pattern, he must meet with his manager after each absence to discuss the problem and reason he was absent. 'If he's faking he won't want the hassle of such a meeting,' says the Loose Leaf.
Method #4: Do an ongoing analysis of attendance and look at: