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Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey

Find out how your organisation's attendance management practices compare to your peers

Our Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Report 2014 estimates that absenteeism directly costs organisations approximately $536 per employee per absent day. Counting personal leave payments alone, the annual cost to the Australian economy is $24 billion Meanwhile, the costs of presenteeism (productivity losses as a result of workers attending when unwell) are in the vicinity of $35 billion1 – more than 73% of organisations in our survey say they are counting its cost.

In this context, it’s hard to see why attendance management is often a neglected area of business - 58% of our 2014 survey respondents recognised absenteeism as a ‘significant cost’ to their business that risked considerable competitive disadvantage, but less than half actually had a dedicated policy to manage it.

Read further key findings from our 2014 Absenteeism and Presenteeism Survey report.

Participate now in the 2015 Survey and receive a FREE copy of the Report

For those not taking part, the Survey Report will be available to purchase at $199 for Ai Group members and $259 for non-members, so participation represents excellent value!

This report will help your organisation reduce unscheduled absence and improve your policies and practices through a best-practice approach.

Ai Group's Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey 2015 is open till Friday 2nd October so don’t miss out!

For further information on participating in the Survey please see the “2015 Survey Now Open” tab above or visit the Survey.

This report will help your organisation reduce unscheduled absence and improve your policies and practices through a best-practice approach.

Order your copy of the
2014 Survey Report online now

Our Survey Report features: 

  • In-depth analysis of absenteeism rates and patterns 
  • The costs of absenteeism to business
  • The effectiveness of employer attendance management policies and practices 
  • Discussion and analysis of absence measurement and reporting methods
  • Examination of presenteeism and health and wellbeing initiatives in the workplace

The Survey Reports will assist you to:

  • Compare absenteeism rates with their industry peers
  • Measure and report on absence in the workplace
  • Develop and improve absent management policies and procedures 
  • Focus on factors that will best reduce absenteeism and presenteeism and increase productivity

1. Medibank (2011). Sick at work ‘The cost of presenteeism to your business and the economy'

If you have any questions regarding Ai Group's Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey 2014 or any of our other publications, please call our Publications Department on (03) 9867 0136 or email publications@aigroup.com.au.

Ordering Options

Ai Group’s Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Reports will assist your organisation to achieve best practice in attendance management.

To purchase a copy of the Report please click on the relevant link below to go to Ai Group’s online shop or download an order form.

The 2015 Survey Report is FREE to organisations that take part in the Survey. The participation period is open until Friday 2nd October so contribute now!

To pre-order a copy of the 2015 Survey Report (to be released in late November) please download a 2015 order form.

Ai Group Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Report - 2014 Prices

  Ai Group Member

$209

  Non- Member

$249

 

Earlier Editions of Ai Group Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Report

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2012 version of the Australian Industry Group Salary & Benefits Survey Report then visit our shop or please call our Publications Department on (03) 9867 0136 or email publications@aigroup.com.au.

If you have any questions regarding Ai Group's Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey Reports or any of our other publications, please call our Publications Department on (03) 9867 0136 or email publications@aigroup.com.au.

Find out how your organisation’s attendance management practices compare to your peers! Ai Group's Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey 2015 is now open for participation until Friday 2nd October.

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Benefits of taking part in the Survey including a FREE REPORT!

In our 2014 Survey the vast majority of respondents felt they could improve their attendance management, with only 3.9% rating their performance highly – a surprisingly low result.

The 2015 Survey will collect information on absenteeism levels and their costs, absence patterns and ‘presenteeism’, as well as employer attendance management practices and their effectiveness. The results will be included in our Survey Report which will provide you and your organisation with:

 

  • information upon which to benchmark absence management practices;
  • tips on best practice; and
  • vital data and information to assist with policy development and planning.

 

And, for completing the Survey you will receive a FREE copy of the Survey Report!

The Survey Report will be made available to members of Ai Group for $199 and to non-members for $259 so by contributing you save almost $200!

Read key findings from our 2012 Absenteeism and Presenteeism Survey report.

 

What is required to complete the Survey?

For information about completing the survey please see our Survey Guidelines.

The Survey Guidelines also contain definitions of key terms and information relating to how to calculate your absenteeism rate for the purposes of the Survey.

We also have an Absenteeism and Costs Calculator that you can use to calculate the absenteeism rate for your organisation and the costs (if you measure this). The calculator is also available to download at the relevant questions.

How long will the survey take to complete?

With everything required at hand the Survey should take you approximately 20-30 minutes and provide you with invaluable information.

To assist you in completing the survey you can simply save you progress at any time and a unique password and survey link will be emailed to your nominated address. This will enable you to return to the Survey whenever you wish to complete it.

Further assistance

You may also find it useful to view our Survey Guidelines which contain important information about the Survey including definitions of key terms and how to calculate your absenteeism rate for the purposes of the Survey.

These can also be accessed once you start the survey. If you require further assistance in completing the Survey please call Clinton Fraser on 03 9867 0212 or email clinton.fraser@aigroup.com.au

Privacy

Your details, and the information you provide, will be kept strictly confidential. All content of the Survey including the data entered by participants and the consequential analyses and reports issued by Ai Group belong to Ai Group.