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[mass noun] The practice of regularly staying away from work or school without good reason:‘high levels of absenteeism caused by low job motivation’
non-attendance, non-appearance, absenteeismView synonyms
- ‘The taxi strike has badly affected local industries which are experiencing absenteeism and punctuality problems.’
- ‘Employees in buildings with healthy interiors have less absenteeism and tend to stay in their jobs longer.’
- ‘Sandy Needham, chief executive of Bradford Chamber of Commerce, said absenteeism tended to be higher in the public sector.’
- ‘Councillors warned staff in the department that absenteeism had become unacceptable and the work may be contracted out to private agencies.’
- ‘The council's personnel committee was asked to note the scheme's impact on absenteeism and discuss what action should be taken after the pilot.’
- ‘In general, schools with higher levels of deprivation had higher levels of absenteeism.’
- ‘Several speakers pointed out the problems posed to business by absenteeism.’
- ‘Mr Delaney said absenteeism has been minimal with the vast majority turning up for work earlier so they could finish at lunchtime.’
- ‘Whatever the reason, the continual absenteeism of legislators is a serious matter.’
- ‘Some firms have already implemented the scheme and found it has substantially reduced short term absenteeism, according to the survey.’
- ‘As part of the crackdown against absenteeism, the parents of persistent truants have been threatened with tougher fines and jail sentences.’
- ‘They have 27 people in the company now, with virtually no absenteeism.’
- ‘Many African children would benefit from lower absenteeism among school teachers.’
- ‘You should keep records of absences and introduce a trigger mechanism that alerts you to look into regular absenteeism and the reasons for it.’
- ‘People who exercise regularly generally have a lower rate of absenteeism and require less health care.’
- ‘The survey by the Small Firms Association also showed different levels of absenteeism between regions.’
- ‘Teachers who exceed the agreed level of absenteeism should have a day's pay deducted for each absence.’
- ‘Poor teamwork seems to contribute more to doctors' absenteeism than overwork or low job control.’
- ‘The streets were all but empty throughout the day and apparently there was a high level of absenteeism.’
- ‘Among children, asthma is a leading cause of hospitalization, chronic disease, and school absenteeism.’
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