According to some studies, around 80% of companies use overtime to work around the absence of their employees, paying a total cost of around 2% of the paycheck.
Another cost is related to the loss of productivity due to the replacement of workers, which is around 31.1% on average.
In addition, the action of executives in the control and management of absences must be considered, requiring an average of 4.2 hours per week, practically 10% of their working week, reaching a total of 210 hours per year for each manager.
Other non-measurable costs are those related to the motivation of non-absentee employees who perceive the incorrect behavior of their colleague without this actually encountering a risk or a penalty, and that relating to employees who are forced to replace, perhaps with overtime, absent colleagues.
All these aspects, in addition to personal motivation, harm the atmosphere within the company with risks of falling productivity and internal divergences, often more dangerous than technical / productive hitches.