"This post was originally published on May 30th, 2017 and updated on March 13th, 2019."
Poor employee attendance is expensive. In fact, some estimates put the direct costs of unscheduled absences between $2650 - $3600 per year, per employee. And those are just the potential direct costs. The multitude of indirect costs of high employee absenteeism range from low productivity of frustrated co-workers to lowered respect for management who put up with it.