Absenteeism – Perfect Labor Storm 306 to 310

Fact #306: The rate of unscheduled absenteeism has climbed to a five-year high of 2.4 percent.  (Source: CCH Inc.)

Fact #307:   Late minute no-shows cost organizations an average of $610 per employee. (Source: CCH Inc.)

Fact #308: Only 38 percent of employee who fail to show up for work are due to personal illness.  62 percent are for other reasons including family issues (23 percent), personal needs (18 percent), stress (11 percent) and entitlement mentality (10 percent).  (Source: CCH Inc.)

Fact #309: Paying the price for low morale: Organizations reporting low employee moral have higher rates and costs of absenteeism.  Rates are more than one-third higher among companies with poor/fair morale.  (Source: CCH Inc.)

Fact #310: Employers with poor’fair morale set aside 4.9 percent of their budgets to cover the costs of absent workers compared to just 4.0 percent for organizations with good/very good morale. (Source: CCH Inc.)


Ira S Wolfe