Have you ever had a situation where a necessary employee didn’t show up for their workday? These situations can be frustrating, as well as costly. According to the CDC, absenteeism costs US companies $225.8 billion annually. Broken down, that’s $1,685 per employee. There is lost productivity and lost revenue to contend with. While there are certainly legitimate reasons for employees to be out of work, especially in the age of COVID-19, there are also consequences to a lengthy unplanned absence. Anserteam has worked hard to improve this specific stat for client companies, reducing absenteeism by 38%. How? Let’s take a closer look at how Anserteam can help your company mitigate risk.
Improve Employee Welfare
Employee wellbeing is a cornerstone of retention. To prevent absenteeism, make sure you’re focused on the overall welfare of your team. There are many aspects to consider:
- Job satisfaction
- Support for illness
- Mental wellness
- No fear of retaliation
Working with a staffing partner can help you maintain a strong employee program, so you’re not feeling overwhelmed.
Provide Coordination and Management
When speaking with employees who walk off jobs or struggle with attendance policies, many will cite concerns about expectations. They may be frustrated by policies enacted by management and feel powerless to control their situation. This leads to absenteeism as the single thing they feel they can control. But a staffing partner can help communicate, coordinate, and manage your team so expectations are understood and can be met.
Offer Flexible Career Opportunities
Not only did COVID-19 change the landscape of most businesses, but technology and global reach made it more possible to embrace alternate career opportunities. And flexible schedules or work-from-home arrangements can help reduce absenteeism by providing a more work/life balanced approach to the workforce. Your company’s flexible opportunities may look very different from another’s, but it’s worth taking a closer look.
Sometimes reducing absenteeism is about enforcing attendance policies. While adjustments to expectations and flexible schedules can help, there will still be situations where absenteeism happens. When it does, you need to consistently reinforce policies with consequences. A staffing partner who manages your contingent workforce can assist by providing warnings and other implementations if the problem persists.
Reduce absenteeism with a contingent workforce solution. Call us today.
Anserteam Workforce Alliance represents North America’s very best staffing agencies aligned together to deliver world-class workforce management solutions. We offer end-to-end talent services that can be customized for any size business, utilizing our Managed Services Provider (MSP) model and Vendor Management Solutions (VMS) technology. Is your organization seeking a WBENC-certified diversity partner to provide measurable results and substantial cost savings? Contact us today.