What Is Employee Absenteeism?

Personal Development

By Kay Fitzgerald
Last Updated January 02, 2021

Employee absenteeism is the  failure of an employee to report for work when they are scheduled to work

The costs of employee absenteeism can be seen in:

- Productivity costs
- Adminsitrative costs
- Financial costs


The Cost Of

- Burden on the whole organization
- Time lost replacing and training staff
- Morale and motivation impacted


Decrease In

Increased costs:

- Managing absenteeism
- Recruiting and training replacement staff



Salary costs for new and replacement staff.

Increased overtime payments.

Medical and insurance may increase.

Financial Costs


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