• HR
  • Time and attendance
  • Also known as:
  • Employee absence,
  • Staff absence,
  • Unauthorized absence


In HR, an absence refers to any instance where an employee is not available to work during their scheduled working hours. There are different types of absences, each with its own implications.

Types of Absences

Management of Absence

Most HR departments have policies and procedures in place for managing employee absences. These policies typically outline:

Impact of Absence

Absenteeism can have a significant impact on a workplace, including:

Effective absence management practices

By understanding the different types of absences and implementing effective management practices, HR departments can minimize disruptions caused by employee absences and ensure a smooth workflow within the organization.

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