Types and causes of employee absenteeism

Personal Development

By Kay Fitzgerald
Last Updated January 02, 2021

This happens when employees are absent from work for reasons that are outside their control.

Absenteeism

Innocent

This happens when employees are absent from work for reasons that are within their control.

Absenteeism

Culpable

The following are some of the organizational issues that can cause absenteeism:

- Poor working conditions
- Workplace accidents
- Ineffective leadership
 

Organizational

Causes

The following are some of the job-related issues that can cause absenteeism:

- Role and task-related stress
- Mis-matched workload
- Low morale and job satisfaction

 

Job-Related

Causes

The following are some of the individual issues that can cause absenteeism:

- Poor nutrition and physical fitness
- History of illness
- Financial and emotional problems

 

Individual

Causes

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