Absenteeism in the Australian workplace
Absenteeism is an unavoidable reality for every business, but in Australia, this is not so much a problem as an epidemic. Statistics show that, every day, 5 percent of the Australian workforce calls in sick, and it is estimated that the economy loses $33billion a year in payroll costs and lost productivity.
Australia is a country with an innate ‘entitlement culture’, where employees feel that taking sick leave is a right instead of a privilege, and employers are generally afraid to rock the boat and manage absenteeism properly.
This infographic was created by Ayers (www.ayers.com.au), a payroll and contractor management business based in Australia.