Suggestions to Reduce Absenteeism

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SUGGESTIONS TO REDUCE ABSENTEEISM
1. Provide Incentives: Giving workers incentives for reduced absenteeism is not the same as rewarding or giving workers bonuses for reduced absenteeism. An incentive provides an employee with a boost to their motivation to avoid unnecessary absenteeism. The general rule of thumb is to reward workers more frequently the younger they are and the more difficult the work is to perform.

2. Non Monetary Awards: A notice board could be put up at the shop floor displaying the name of the workmen and his department who is being conferred this award. This award could be like:
Worker of the month award based on Efficiency.
A quarterly attendance award.
Disciplinary awards can be given to workers against whom there are no reports of misconduct.
3. Conduct Workshops: Identify the chronic absentees and conduct a workshop focusing on their areas of interest in work and their job satisfaction definitions. This response can be discussed with the subordinates openly and they can be placed in their respective departments of work so that their talents and capabilities can be utilized efficiently.

4. Training to Supervisors: They must be given training on their behavioral aspects with the workers and they must be given a human oriented approach so that they prove to be good friends of the workers and the working environment becomes pleasant.

5. Job Rotation: Workers must be given different jobs at different shifts so that his job does not become monotonous, repetitive and boring. Flexi-time can also be allowed within certain limitations.

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6. Verification of Medical certificate: It is generally observed that workers take unauthorized leave and then provide a medical certificate. The leave then becomes authorized. Thus, the medical certificates must be verified by the management for their authenticity.

7. Counseling: The Union representatives could visit the houses of the absentee worker and counsel them about the ill effects of their being absent. e.g., their financial losses, their importance in the production of the company, their family conditions, etc.

8. Company as a second home: The management could display the worker s names on the notice boards at the shop floor, wishing them on their birthdays or encouraging them in company s activities like sports, etc. this creates a sense of belonging among the workers towards the company.

9. Wage Link: Wages could be directly linked to attendance and their performance at work.
10.Disciplinary Action: If all the above measures fail to improve attendance of a worker then strict disciplinary action is the only option against him.
11.Attendance Management Programme: The purpose of this
programme is to develop a willingness on the part of all the workers to attend work regularly and to assist them in motivating their co-workers to attend work regularly. This can be done through:
Addressing the physical and emotional needs of the workers.
Communicating the attendance goals of the organization so employees can understand and identify with them.
Dealing with cases of excessive absenteeism effectively and fairly so deterrence can occur.
SUGGESTIONS TO REDUCE ABSENTEEISM
1. Provide Incentives: Giving workers incentives for reduced absenteeism is not the same as rewarding or giving workers bonuses for reduced absenteeism. An incentive provides an employee with a boost to their motivation to avoid unnecessary absenteeism. The general rule of thumb is to reward workers more frequently the younger they are and the more difficult the work is to perform.

2. Non Monetary Awards: A notice board could be put up at the shop floor displaying the name of the workmen and his department who is being conferred this award. This award could be like:
Worker of the month award based on Efficiency.
A quarterly attendance award.
Disciplinary awards can be given to workers against whom there are no reports of misconduct.
3. Conduct Workshops: Identify the chronic...
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