Absence of employees from work affects productivity of an organisation and is a burden to employers. The absence of employees from work would upset working schedules and affect the morale of other employees in the organisation. It can also cause conflicts and adversely affect human relations in employment.
Absenteeism may be managed and controlled. In order to handle absenteeism effectively, employers have to determine the reasons for the employees’ absence. The management must initiate action to prevent or at least minimize absenteeism through the various control methods.
The absenteeism control methods practiced by the employers are targeted on employees who are abusing the work system and facilities available in employment. It should be undertaken in such a manner that it would not penalise employees who are absent with genuine reasons or reasonable excuses.
The course should be able to assist the employers to make decision in the choice of absence control methods to prevent or minimize absenteeism to overcome the problems caused by absenteeism in employment.