Often, high absences within the workplace are a result of a negative culture, poor management, staff overload, or some other grievance with the company itself. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, employee absences from the workplace have dramatically increased. This is because the COVID-19 pandemic created a whole host of new reasons why employees would be absent, from travel quarantine to enforced isolation, there were plenty of excuses not to go into work.

However, now that we are emerging from the hardest months of the pandemic and we are learning to live with the virus in our midst, employee absenteeism is still at an all-time high. For employers, this is posing a significant challenge as it is now harder than ever to determine the true reason why an employee is not at work.

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