Five strategies to reduce absenteeismFocus on communication, wellness, benefits and recruitment can helpBy Neil Rankin09/18/2017|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2017In 2011, employees took an average of 9.3 days off, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Credit: Instantvise (Shutterstock) The numbers definitely add up. In 2011, employees took an average of 9.3 days off, according to the Conference Board of Canada. That means 1,860 days of lost productivity at a 200-employee organization — the equivalent of seven employees being off work for the entire year. So, how can organizations better manage absenteeism? Here are a few strategies to consider:Silo communication To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.