Five strategies to reduce absenteeism

Focus on communication, wellness, benefits and recruitment can help
By Neil Rankin
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2017
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In 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:

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