Bayt.com Infographic: Absenteeism in the Workplace in the Middle East & North Africa
July 02, 2012
Unscheduled absenteeism at companies is increasingly coming under the spotlight as a hurdle that needs to be dealt with effectively. After all, it is very damaging: it leads to loss of efficiency and effectiveness, as well as puts unnecessary strain on co-workers.
Our July infographic has some facts and figures from Bayt.com's 'Absenteeism in the Workplace in the Middle East & North Africa’ poll (June 2012) and reveals interesting insights into attitudes and habits both professionals and the management holds when dealing with unscheduled absenteeism.
Highlights from the infographic:
- 63.2% professionals in the region say they take unplanned leaves 'very rarely' compared to 11.9% who said they were absent 'once a month'.
- • Six out of ten professionals (62.4%) say that their companies track employee absenteeism through ‘a specialised programme with strict policies’. Does yours?
- • Female employees are seen to be absent more often than their male counterparts according to 42.6% of respondents.
- • More than half (50.2%) of respondents believe that senior employees take more unplanned leaves than anyone else.
- • 'Lack of responsibility’ and ‘low job satisfaction’ ranked equally with 22.7% each as the main reason for absenteeism among the polled professionals.
- • More than half of the poll’s respondents (51%) state that recognising and rewarding regular and punctual attendance is the best way to lower rates of absenteeism.
Data for the Bayt.com's 'Absenteeism in the Workplace in the Middle East & North Africa’ poll was collected online from May 13 – June 21 2012, with 9085 respondents covering more than 12 countries in the MENA region.
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