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Fun Fact Friday: Do you know the average absenteeism rate?

Posted Tanys Coughlan Fun Fact Fridays

Do you know the average absenteeism rate per employee per year in Canada?

The overall average absenteeism rate for all industries combine is 9.3 days per employee per year.

Private Sector-8.2

Public Sector -12.9

Top five industries are:

  1. Healthcare and social services-14.0
  2. Public administration-12.8
  3. Transportation and warehousing-12.3
  4. Business, building and support services-10.1
  5. Educational services-9.4

The larger the organization the higher the rates.

Organizations with:

  • Fewer than 20 employees-7.5
  • 20-99 employees-9.3
  • 100-500-employees-10.6
  • More than 500 employees-11.1


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Tanys is a Certified Human Resources professional with 20 years experience in the Home Healthcare Field including 5 years of management experience. She has over 10 years experience as an adult trainer/facilitator and a proven ability to work with staff, management and other stakeholders to sustain and improve key performance indicators. Tanys works diligently with businesses to increase their productivity by putting the human in human resources.

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