What is Absence?


‘Absence’ is merely the absence of an employee from his or her workplace. Absence can be divided into ‘Approved Absence’ and ‘Unapproved Absence’


Approved absence is when an employee has procured all the necessary permissions to remain absent from the organization for a premeditated amount of time. It might also be approved in cases of sick leaves by obtaining the necessary permission after the absence period.


Unapproved absence is when the employee fails to obtain the permissions for remaining absent. It might happen due to any number of factors like long term sick leaves without any proof.


Having a robust ‘Absenteeism Policy’ will lead to less unnecessary absenteeism while also being helpful for the employees in case of personal needs, requiring an employee to take leave for a certain amount of time.

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