I just read an interesting report here that says absenteeism from work costs the Canadian economy $16-billion a year and that the average full-time Canadian worker was absent for 9.3 days in 2011.
Mind you, the highest absenteeism rates came from the health care and social assistance sector and that unionized workers had a higher absenteeism rate than non-unionized workers.
Several other numbers are quoted in the study by the Conference Board of Canada, so have a look and then ask yourself, how does it apply to the golf industry?
That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
Are you noticing a trend towards increased absenteeism, either through illness or leaves of absence, or has the rate stayed about the same over the past three years at your place of employment? Has it actually gone down in that time period?
That’s what we’d like to know. You can vote in the poll below or on the GNN home page and if you would like to expand your thoughts on why such a trend might be happening, please feel free to do so in the Comments section below.
Have you noticed employee absenteeism growing at your place of employment over the past three years?
- It’s about the same (38%)
- Maybe a bit (34%)
- Yes, it’s very noticeable (22%)
- It’s less than it was three years ago (6%)