• Absenteeism: inability to work due to sickness or family responsibilities
  • Most Australians are entitled at 12 sick days per year
  • Absenteeism is costly
    • Costs over $2.5 billion per year
    • Costs include: paying sick employees, replacing employees, loss of production
  • Absenteeism places additional demand on existing staff and can lead to hostility
    • Managers must assess whether level of absenteeism is valid and what is causing it e.g. low staff morale, stress, poor health and safety.

Extract from Business Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2010 Board of Studies NSW.