Absenteeism and presenteeism are prevalent in companies of all sizes and across all industries. They’re two issues that simply can’t be escaped.
Absenteeism, when employees unexpectedly miss work, can be easily calculated. Unexpected absences include family emergencies, doctor appointments, and sick days. We’re all humans, after all, and these things are bound to happen; to some degree these are absences managers can (and should) plan for.
Presenteeism, on the other hand, is a bit trickier to track and calculate. Presenteeism is classified as when employees are present at work, but they’re not doing their job or being productive. While absenteeism costs $1,685 USD per employee each year in the US, presenteeism costs a whopping $150 billion annually in the US.
To understand the difference between absenteeism and presenteeism, it’s key to delve into the underlying factors and levers that play into them, as well as ways to combat both. In the infographic below, learn what makes both absenteeism and presenteeism go up and down. Understanding these factors can help you create a workplace policy that embraces overall well being and naturally diffuses high rates of both issues.
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Infographic via BeeBole.