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New Workforce Absenteeism Study Offers Insights on Who is Calling in Sick and Why

Nathan Hiller, assistant professor from the business department at Florida International University, explains why he has studied absenteeism.

Oftentimes, Hiller explains, two types of job attitudes predict absenteeism. The study looked at job satisfaction over time. Job satisfaction and organizational commitment, in combination, are attitudes found in employees who show up to work.

How could a wellness program help reduce absenteeism? What might you ask the former employer of an interviewee regarding attendance and why?

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