According to Statistics Canada, the average rate of absenteeism in 2011 was 9.3 days per full-time employee. The direct estimated cost of absenteeism for the Canadian economy rose to 16.6 billion dollars in 2012, according to the Conference Board of Canada.
You know that absenteeism is costly for your business but don’t have the necessary resources to monitor these absences? You’re not alone: despite the high cost of absenteeism, an inquiry made by Morneau Shepell indicates that 64% of employers don’t monitor the cost of occasional absences.
Good news! Solutions en Réadaptation can help you monitor the absences of your workers. Our health professionals are indeed qualified to monitor employee health-related work stoppages over the short and long term. They can conduct a complete analysis to steer the disability file and determine the best methods for a prompt, safe and decisive return to work.
Our professionals will help your workers to better understand their situation and can direct them in the search for solutions allowing them to remain at work or return to work more promptly.
Regular communication will thus be held between the employee, attending physician and various actors concerned (employer, insurers, caregivers, etc.) to establish collaboration and liaise to maximise the chances of returning to work or staying at work in the best possible time.
This approach with the employee will thus help you to reduce the costs linked to absenteeism and will also allow you to position yourself as a proactive employer who is concerned about his employees’ health!