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How to Reduce Staff Absenteeism

How to 4 X Reduce Staff 8. Absenteeism The Stats US Sickness Absenteeism cost... UK Sickness Absenteeism cost... $576bn £29bn (Approx. £374bn) (Approx. $45bn) (*Forbes, 2012) (*PwC, 2013) 87% of workers worldwide... are not 'engaged' with their job; either 'not engaged' or 'actively disengaged'. Number of Sick Days per Year Unhappy employees take 1.25 sick days a month, equivalent to 15 days a year. (Gallup, 2008). This is three times more than the sick leave that happy workers take. XXX xX xxxX Unhappy Employees Take 3 x More Sick Days How to Reduce Absenteeism Write an Attendance Policy Define what constitutes excessive lateness or absenteeism and have your staff agree to this when they sign their employment contracts. Set Clear Attendance Expectations Define what an acceptable amount of absenteeism is and grade each staff member's attendance during yearly appraisals. х Reward Good Attendance Shouting at or punishing people for low attendance can often lead to even greater absenteeism – a better trick is to reward those that have perfect attendance. Offer Good Holiday Entitlement Offering a good amount of paid annual leave can help to significantly reduce the amount of days taken off sick. Workers in the UK get almost two weeks more paid leave a year on average than their US counterparts. ...as a result: US Sickness Absenteeism cost UK Sickness Absenteeism cost $4800 (Approx. £3100) £967* (Approx. $1500) per full-time worker per full-time worker (*Based on 30 million in (*Based on 120 million in full-time employment) fulltime employment) Provide Employee Support If you know an employee is going through a hard time, either in their job or in their personal life, give them a chance to talk about things in an informal discussion. Helping people out with support and advice can raise moral significantly. Reduce Stress Refrain from adopting blame' culture and speaking down to people, as demotivating people can often lead to increased absenteeism - both through lack of commitment and through a genuinely increased chance of illness. Improve the Working Environment Making the workplace more enjoyable will significantly reduce the chances of people taking sick days when they aren't needed. Improvements don't need to be expensive; improving temperature, a lick of paint and even simple things like a water cooler can greatly improve employee satisfaction. Carefully Match People to Jobs Attempting to mould someone to a role is great and often is a lot cheaper than getting a proven worker, but chances are that they're much more likely to lose interest over time and become demotivated, increasing likelihood of sick days. ACCOUNTANT Complete Back-to-Work Interviews After Absence The thought of these is enough to make anyone think twice about pulling a sicky! Sources. thethrivingsmallbusiness.com safeworkers.co.uk workforceinstitute.org forbes.com cipd.co.uk inc.com WD Secure Document Storage Archive www.wdstorage.co.uk

How to Reduce Staff Absenteeism

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Did you know that sickness and absenteeism costs the UK economy £29bn (approx. $45bn) every single year, and it costs the US economy $576bn in the same time period? These numbers are staggering; no...

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