Employee absenteeism is among the biggest concerns of all employers within the business community. The paper that you are about to read represents a research proposal that was complied from numerous sources that support the hypothesis that when there is a decrease in the moral among employees of a business the more likely the business will have a higher absentee rate. In the conclusion of the paper, there is a detailed outline of the proposed survey and the methods in which the raw data was collected and analyzed.
With the absentee rate of most employers, creeping higher and higher one may ask, from the outside looking in, “What factors cause absenteeism?”   At least once in our professional career we have been absent from work for one reason or another but within some organizations, it appears or reflects that some employees are more frequently absent than others do. Absenteeism can be defined as, “habitual absence from work, thought to reflect employee demoralization or dissatisfaction. (Free dictionary, 2010) What does this mean? Basically, if an employee is very dissatisfied with their employer or they feel demoralized while at work they are more apt to be absent from work than their co-workers.
Employee absenteeism creates a major problem for employers. Call off absenteeism disrupts the flow of business within an organization and it is costly from the aspect that either particular portions of work are not being performed and/or someone has to be brought in from outside the company to perform the task.
Absenteeism rate = Number of lost working days due to absence/ (number of employees) x (number of workdays) x 100. (Levine, 1999)       What actually causes employees to be absent from work can be characterized by one or two elements within a specific category. The reason can be caused by internal reasons (inside the employee) or from an external source (within the company). No matter the origin of the absenteeism, not being at work when you are supposed to be...