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IDear Workforce-I How Do You Measure Absenteeism

July 30, 2000
Q

Dear Workforce:

How do you measure absenteeism? I'm in a large corporation and know what causes it and how to combat it but not how to calculate it.

—Gary

 

A Dear Gary:

One way to calculate absenteeism is UAR = NUA / EWH

UAR is the unscheduled absence rate

NUA is the number of absences

EWH is the total work hours of all employees for the period (e.g. the month)

 

SOURCE: 2000 U.S. Master Human Resources Guide, written by Donald W. Myers, D.B.A., for CCH

 

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