An absentee problem is also a profit problem - something no organization can afford. The causes are complex, but a check on company practices will help to identify areas that need attention. Surprisingly, some of the most effective strategies for combating absenteeism are inexpensive and easy to administer. They are set out in this book, where the author: investigates the problems of absenteeism; demonstrates how to create a work environment conducive to good attendance; gives step-by-step procedures to reduce absenteeism; documents what the effective use of proper policies can do. The appropriate solutions for each business differ. A selection is offered and many strategies can be applied departmentally once the causes are identified, without involving top management. Case studies illustrate the strategies in action.