Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Why are your employees missing work?

Published in the Harvard Business Review: The Daily Stat,

A Longer Commute Leads to More Absenteeism
Workers with a 50 Kilometer one-way commute can be expected to miss 15% more days from work, on average, than their colleagues who commute 10 Kilometers, according to a study of workers in Germany by Jos N. van Ommeren and Eva Gutierrez-iPuigarnau of VU University in Amsterdam. Commuting distance is usually assumed to affect only employees, not businesses, but the study shows that it also has a strong impact on absenteeism, the researchers say.

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