A study on Employee Absenteeism

Topics: Business cycle, Absenteeism Pages: 5 (1076 words) Published: December 3, 2013
A Study on Employee Absenteeism in INDSYS INFOTECH India Pvt Ltd - Coimbatore

A first review report

(Submitted by S.R.ARTHISRI, Roll No: 1211MBA0759: Reg. No: 68512100122)


To find the reason and control measure of absenteeism in INDSYS INFOTECH India Pvt Ltd in Coimbatore. By ana-lysing the problem, issues and draw backs because of Employee absenteeism.


1. Ernest B. Akyeampong has written a research paper Trends and seasonality in Absenteeism. In this paper the author focus on that at which time period the employees are more absent.
In this paper he said that illness-related absences are highly seasonal, reaching a peak during the winter months (December to February) and a trough during the summer (June to August). The high incidence in winter is likely related to the prevalence of communicable diseases at that time, especially colds and influenza. The low incidence during the summer may be partly because many employees take their vacation during these months. Because of survey design, those who fall ill during vacation will likely report „vacation‟ rather than „sickness or disability‟ as the main reason for being away from work.

Compared with the annual average, part-week absences are roughly 30% more prevalent in the winter months and almost 20% less so during the summer months. Seasonality is much less evident in full-week absences.

2. Mariajosé Romero and Young-Sun Lee has written a research paper A National Portrait of Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades. In this paper he focused on the following points:
(i) How widespread is the Problem of Early Absenteeism?
(ii) Does Family Incomes Impact Early Absenteeism?
(iii) What is the Impact of Early Absenteeism on Academic Achievement?

3. Morten Nord berg and Knut Roed has written a research paper Absenteeism, Health Insurance and Business Cycles. In this he wants to evaluate how the economic environment affects worker absenteeism and he also isolate the causal effects of business cycle developments on work-resumption prospects for ongoing absence spells, by conditioning on the state of the business cycle at the moment of entry into sickness absence.

The author finds that
(i) That business cycle improvements yield lower work-resumption rates for persons who are absent and higher relapse rates for persons who have already resumed work.
(ii) That absence sometimes represents a health investment, in the sense that longer absence „now‟ reduces the subsequent relapse propensity. (iii) That the work-resumption rate increases when sickness benefits are exhausted, but that work-resumption at this point tends to be short-lived.

This project study will focus on employees absenteeism in INDSYS INFOTECH India pvt Ltd, Coimbatore.

To identify the causes of absenteeism.
To suggest any measures to reduce the rate of absenteeism.

The sources of data for the purpose of study were both primary and secondary. Primary data was collected through questionnaire which was mainly close -ended Questionnaire and discussion with workers whereas secondary data was collected From records maintained by personal department and time office. Percentage method is used for the analysis of data and bar graphs are used to present that data.

The population for the study comprised of absentees for current year, the total Sample 50 workers.

A study on Employees Absenteeism, its psychological reason and literature review on it.

Analyse of absenteeism types.
Effects of employees absenteeism in INDSYS INFOTECH India Pvt Ltd.
Need to collect data from employees about the absenteeism through Questionnaire.


a) As it was not possible to visit each department the true picture of working Condition could not be judged.
B)Some of the respondents give no...

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