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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.


What is absenteeism?

Absenteeism is a pattern of not fulfilling duties or obligations without good reason. It usually includes unplanned absences.

What are the common causes of absenteeism?

The most common reasons an employee misses work are illness or injury, mental stress, and low employee engagement.

What are the effects of absenteeism in the workplace?

When employees skip workdays or arrive late to work without informing their managers, it disrupts operations and productivity. It also overwhelms other employees who have to take over the work of the absentee.

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