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Reducing Absenteeism

Part of 'Take Away Training Silver' series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash
Subject(s) - Management Skills

Understand the impact of absenteeism. Implement a policy, an education program and specific strategies to reduce the problem.

 

Training Points:

 

Understand the problem

  • Incidence - get the numbers
  • Inactivity - idle machinery, lost sales
  • Cost - temporary staff, supervisory time
  • Understand reasons - ask why
  • Stress is a major cause - linked to illness
  • Dissatisfaction with job - poor working conditions or dissatisfaction with supervisor, manager

       
Implement a policy

  • Establish notification guidelines - agreed and
  • communicated
  • Challenging absences
  • Know union position
  • Educate to discourage absenteeism

       
Reschedule and restructure workload

  • Job sharing
  • Part time
  • Telecommuting - growing, can be 1-2 days per week, ideal for some people

 
Recognise and reward attendance

  • Pay bonus - small cash rewards, team awards
  • Group all leave types - provides flexibility, reduces work/home conflicts

 
Creating an exciting workplace

  • What would make our workplace attractive and fun?
  • Conduct focus group
  • Focus on accomplishments - not just presence at work

 
Create a safe and healthy workplace

  • Introduce gym programs
  • Stretch breaks
  • Water
  • Fruit
  • Health and stress checks

 
Improve management practices

  • Communicate more - know individuals, their problems and pressures
  • Encourage return to work, eg. in the afternoon
  • Consult on changes

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  • Length - 14 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 7,750
    Intl. Price - A$ 275.00
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