Employee Absenteeism

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dc.contributor.author Robins, Jinger B.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-29T15:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-29T15:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 1981-06
dc.identifier.other 1981 .R556
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/742
dc.description v, 29 leaves. Advisor: Margaret E. Lloyd en
dc.description.abstract The problem. Most companies provide a certain number of paid sick leave days for their employees. If employees take paid sick leave days even when they aren't sick a high absenteeism results. This is costly both in terms of direct sick leave payments and loss of productivity. Incentives for attendance might reduce absenteeism. Procedure. Baseline absenteeism was determined. Next, a bonus of $20 was made available for perfect monthly attendance. Finally employees were offered a choice of incentives for attendance. Findings. The percent of absences decreased with the introduction of both the bonus and the choice of incentives conditions. Conclusion. Incentives for attendance significantly decreased absenteeism. Reduced costs for paid sick leave days also occurred. Recommendations. Incentives for attendance should be implemented·in settings where employee absenteeism is high. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1981
dc.subject Absenteeism (Labor) en
dc.subject Employee morale en
dc.subject Behavior modification en
dc.title Employee Absenteeism en
dc.type Thesis en


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