Efficient absenteeism management

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Absenteeism management, a business problem

Although there are no official data or statistics that differentiate between justified and unjustified unworked hours, some studies calculate that more than one million employees in Spain are absent from work each day. This is estimated to cost more than €64,000 million.

As you know, absenteeism has multiple causes (internal and external). Therefore, it is essential to approach this issue from a global perspective, providing a plan of action based on a complete and rigorous analysis.

We act in your business... and we know the environment

In particular, aspects related to the labour framework and their implications for your industry: you will receive the advice of leading specialists in labour, law, procedural law and other relevant legislation who will help you to gain an accurate picture of all the impacts that the reform of Spanish labour legislation will have on your organisation, making the necessary adjustments to contracts, policies and company rules, and taking part in negotiations with workers' representatives.

How will we achieve this? 

Thanks to a completely integrated approach which enables us to bring together, in a single team, specialists in human resource, business process and internal communications consultancy, and outstanding legal experts.

Drawing on the experience obtained in the design of absenteeism management projects in organisations operating in various sectors, PwC has developed a complete analytical model, which enables us to:

  • Utilise Saratoga Institute, the exclusive PwC centre which is the world leader in the relational processing of HR efficiency data. With a spectrum of more than 1,200 organisations on a European level, this is of key importance for comparing a company's absenteeism record with data from other, similar companies.
  • Compile detailed absenteeism information in your company based on a number of variables (corporate area, gender, social security employment category, age, length of service, etc).
  • Utilise continuous control and monitoring ratios through the use of various indices (Bradford index, total absenteeism index) that apply to the target groups of the analysis.
  • Ascertain the impact of absenteeism on the income statement from different viewpoints (loss of earnings, administrative hours incurred, damage to facilities, medical expenses, etc.).
  • Study different hypotheses and scenarios through the alteration of the variables that affect absenteeism in your business.