While staff need to do more than simply turn up to the job, it is important to see how you can boost their attendance levels at work.
This will ultimately make your business more successful and your employees more engaged in your enterprise. Here are some tips to reduce absenteeism.
Those employees who are connected to your business and its aims are more likely to turn up, according to a DDI study called 'Employee engagement: The key to realising competitive advantage'.
DDI defines engagement as "the extent to which people enjoy and believe in what they do and feel valued for doing it".
So, how can you improve engagement? A simple solution could be to run an employee survey as this could indicate just what will motivate your staff and whether there are any changes that can be made to boost these levels.
It could be that your staff need to feel they are valued and making a meaningful contribution to their jobs and the organisation as a whole.
Consider a rewards scheme
Another great way to encourage engagement and improve absenteeism is to provide a rewards scheme.
This will ensure your staff feel valued, recognised and rewarded for their hard work. This could be in the form of a trip away, day off work or a voucher for something more tangible.
Work on retention
Making steps to keep your staff on board with your company can improve retention, as the steps are often similar to improving engagement.
Happy and engaged staff are more likely to stay around for the long term as job satisfaction will often be enough to prevent them looking elsewhere for better opportunities.