Be honest with yourself and your staff.
Ask the right questions - collect and collate the right information.
Use the information to improve the organization.
Absenteeism is not just an employee issue, it is also an organizational one and it is therefore everyone's responsibility.
How many were absent?
Is there a difference between groups (men, women, ages, job-categories, shifts, old
and new staff)?
How many have medical certificates?
How many are from overtime workers?
On what days are there more absences?
What are the business costs associated with absenteeism?
Collection is not enough.
Where is the organization in relation to its goals?
What progress is being made?
What areas need improvement?
What is preventing the organization from reaching its goals?
What plans need to be made?
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