More than 1 in 5 employers say that they have seen a decline in absenteeism from last summer to this summer, according to a poll by Compensation.BLR.com and HR.BLR.com.
When respondents were asked whether they have seen a change in absenteeism this summer compared with last summer, 22 percent of respondents said they had seen a drop in absenteeism. By contrast, 11 percent of respondents said they had seen a rise in absenteeism from last summer to this summer.
Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they had seen no changes to absenteeism.
In a 2007 poll by HR.BLR.com and Compensation.BLR.com, 53 percent of respondents said summer was the time of year when absenteeism was highest, followed by winter (22 percent), spring (10 percent), and fall (2 percent). The remaining respondents said absenteeism about the same all year round.