Top 5 Job Related Conditions Affecting Employee Attendance, Engagement, and Retention

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August 2nd, 2017


main_top_bgWhile come causes for absences are legitimate and unavoidable, many others have nothing to do with sickness, injury, or loss. These are job related conditions, and if they aren’t analyzed and controlled they can significantly undermine your bottom line and your company’s reputation.
Job Related Conditions for Frequent Absences
Job-related conditions include more than just an accident at work or George coming in with a head cold and spreading it through the sales department. The work environment and level of employee engagement can also determine how often your employees call in sick. These conditions include:

  • Stress and burnout
  • Bullying/harassment
  • Low Morale
  • Poorly Defined Leave Policies
  • Lack of communication, vision, and direction for individual employees and the organization as a whole

These conditions are preventable and if they go unchecked your company can gain the reputation of being a bad place to work.
A Bad Place to Work
Workplace toxicity and malaise impact both turnover and recruitment efforts, in addition to employee attendance and performance. These factors all affect product quality and perpetuate a downward spiral of disintegrating workplace morale. From adaptability and ingenuity to market capitalization and corporate reputation, failing to target these issues is a mistake no company can afford.
Employee Engagement
Increasing employee engagement, encouraging workers to use their vacation time to prevent burnout and instituting a zero tolerance for harassment will improve company morale and attendance rate. Earning a reputation for being a company that cares will also help your organization recruit the top candidates in your industry and improve company efficiency.
Absence Reporting & Analytics
Tracking employee absences is crucial to understanding and repairing absence trends and challenges in your organization. Contact the experts at Actec to learn more about improve absence reporting and analytics through customized offsite solutions.