Absenteeism in the third quarter of 2018 accounted for approximately 4.5% of the total hours agreed between employer and employee.

Although the numbers for absenteeism at work In Spain they have been reduced in recent years, there is still more than what should be compared to other countries.

According to a study by Randstad Research, absenteeism in the third quarter of 2018 accounted for about 4.5% of the total hours agreed between employer and employee. I want to say that about 243,000 people did not go to work without being released, whether due to paid sick leave or for any other reason.

This study provides more data because, as we have indicated, the number of people who do not go to work daily in Spain has decreased in the last two quarters of 2018. More than 59,000 people are missing .

In this period, Basque Country, Castilla y León and Asturias it is the autonomous communities that have recorded a higher absentee rate, with respectively 5.5, 5.2 and 5.1. But compared to the third quarter of 2017, the largest increase in absenteeism occurred in Aragon (0.8%), while the largest decrease was observed in Extremadura (-0.2%). ).

By sector, gambling recorded the highest absenteeism rate (0.82%), followed by assistance to residential institutions (7.1%) and vehicle construction (7%).

Causes of absenteeism at work

The causes are multiple but, in recent years, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has estimated that work-related stress is one of the most serious problems at work. And with that, consequences such as cardiovascular or musculoskeletal diseases appear.

he worker stress Absences during the working day have an economic cost of 136 billion euros per year. This is important because the total covers between 2.6 and 3.8% of the GDP of the community. Thus, more than 50% of absenteeism at work is due to the psychological consequences of stress.

Types of absenteeism at work

According to some mutual societies, there are different types of work absenteeism: the justified, which is generally predictable and that the company already knows; the unjustified, unpredictable where the worker usually leaves without permission from the company, while the face to face matches the fact that the worker occupies the same position but performs other tasks totally foreign, although there is no need to do so. other classifications.

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