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According to data from the World Bank, rates of teacher absenteeism in developing countries range from 11% to 30%.
For the 2016-2017 school year, Howard County had the lowest rate of chronic student absenteeism in the state, under 10 percent, according to data from the State Department of Education.
Health insurer Humana, a client since 2015 for which Exos manages 10 fitness centers, says the partnership has decreased absenteeism and become part of its strategy to keep top employees in the fold.
While Colombian elections have long had huge percentages of absenteeism, this year, more than 50% of qualified voters cast their vote, a record for the past several decades and an indicator of how important these elections are.
In the three case files reviewed by The Courant, and in case after case examined by the child advocate, parents were under increasing pressure by DCF to explain a child’s chronic absenteeism from school.
Anacostia High School, a neighborhood school in Southeast Washington with a significant proportion of students from low-income families, also had high absenteeism.
His absenteeism rate shot from nonexistent up to 10 percent as his new employees skipped work for drug court, anger management classes and appointments with their probation and parole officers.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority canceled more bus rides than anticipated in 2017, which the agency says is due to an uptick in driver absenteeism.
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Financial Definition of ABSENTEEISM
What It Is
In the business world, absenteeism refers to the rate at which employees do not arrive for work as scheduled.
How It Works
Company XYZ is a health care provider. It has 25 nurses who are each responsible for seeing 10 patients a day. Every day, one or two nurses are not at work due to vacation or sickness. However, in the past month absenteeism has risen. Now, four or five nurses are often missing for the day, putting a severe strain on the nurses who do come to work, increasing the wait times for patients, and increasing the number of medical errors the nurses are making.
Why It Matters
Absenteeism increases costs and lowers profits because it reduces productivity and often work quality. A similar problem, presenteeism, occurs when employees choose to stay at work but handle personal and family issues at their desks rather than working. Many forms of absenteeism are protected by law (such as family leave under FMLA). Often, however, absenteeism can increase when workers feel stressed. U.S. companies lose billions due to chronic employee absenteeism.
ABSENTEEISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of absenteeism for English Language Learners
: a tendency to be away from work or school without a good reason : the practice or habit of being absent from work or school
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