Absenteeism Rate: How to Calculate and Define Absence Rate

This guide is a short Q&A covering everything you need to know about your employee absenteeism rate or workplace absence rate. This includes defining absenteeism, the absenteeism rate formula, how to calculate your absenteeism rate, benchmarks, and tips for reducing absenteeism in your organization. What is absenteeism in the workplace? Absenteeism in the workplace is

June 15, 2022|Tags: , |

Managing Employee Attendance and Reducing Absenteeism

What Absenteeism Is & How to Manage It  Merriam-Webster defines absenteeism as "chronic absence (as from work or school)". Anyone who has scheduled and supervised workers knows what a headache it is to scramble to cover an absent employee's duties on short notice. But what are the big-picture impacts of absenteeism on the

May 12, 2022|Tags: , |

What is an Employee Call-Off Hotline?

Every employer knows the confusion that can come with unexpected absences. When the absence reporting process isn’t streamlined, this confusion can go from a mild inconvenience to a potential threat to your business operations. That is where employee call-off hotlines come in. What is an Employee Call-Off Hotline? An employee call-off hotline is a dedicated

April 21, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

FMLA Call-in Procedures: What Employers Need to Know

Important Elements of Your FMLA Attendance Policy for Employees Calling Off Work The regulations contained in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are complex. Unless you understand FMLA, you can find yourself in violation of the Act.  Employer costs for FMLA violations can range from modest fines to crippling legal expenditures. The key is

March 17, 2022|Tags: , , , |

How to Implement a Point System Attendance Policy: The Employer’s Guide

Putting Your No-Fault Attendance Policy Into Action Whether your new employee attendance point system implementation is successful depends largely on workers’ first reactions when the change is announced. A great implementation process is 90% planning and 10% rollout. A well-planned announcement with a positive physical or virtual presentation can make all the difference. Read on

February 25, 2022|Tags: , , |

How to Create an Attendance Point System Policy and SOPs

How to Create a No-Fault Attendance Policy & Attendance Point System SOPs To begin tackling this project, the first step is to decide what to include when you write an attendance point system policy. While the basics of the policy are common to most companies in the United States, the specifics can vary from organization

February 17, 2022|Tags: , , |

Leaves of Absence: What to Know About Paid vs. Unpaid Leave

When employees need time off, business owners and human resources professionals can often find themselves questioning how to process leaves of absence. For example, do you pay your employees for needed time off?  If yes, how much?  Do you need to document your employee’s time away? Do you need to comply with any state or

January 28, 2022|Tags: , , |

What is an Employee Attendance Point System?

Point System No-Fault Attendance Policy for HR: Here’s the Breakdown Some people shy away from implementing a point system to track non-exempt employee attendance because it sounds complicated. But in reality, an attendance point system can be: Straightforward & easy to introduce to your team Fair and equitable if enforced evenly Compliant with state and

January 20, 2022|Tags: , , |