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February 20, 2015

What % of absenteeism is due to toxic/negative/conflicted workplaces that make us dread coming to work?

Gallup 2013: Annual cost of absenteeism for any reason ranges from $160 million for agricultural workers to $24.2 billion for professionals. What % of absenteeism is due to toxic/negative/conflicted workplaces that make us dread coming to work?

Absenteeism is in part, a conflict-related 'hidden cost' that can be measured using a simple formula provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Experts suggest that your absenteeism goal should be 3% or lower rather than the current average of 6% percent per annum.

Absenteeism Rate = Number of lost working days due to absence / (Number of employees) x (Number of Workdays) x 100

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress and many studies suggest that stress is a byproduct of a conflicted work environment. Stress has seen a 316% increase as a reason for absenteeism since 1995. (1999 Unscheduled Absence Survey by CCH Inc) 

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