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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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absenteeismab‧sen‧tee‧is‧m /ˌæbsənˈtiːɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  SEBEregular absence from work or school without a good reason
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absenteeismIt went on, Past mistakes such as high absenteeism and poor quality will not be tolerated by the new company.In the early 1980s it had the highest absenteeism and dropout rates in Portland.However, employers are probably the main beneficiaries of any reduction in absenteeism.He said those benefits include higher productivity, lower turnover, less absenteeism and stronger loyalty from the workforce.There was virtually no absenteeism or turnover.Such reduced absenteeism is a social benefit in that it reduces public expenditure through the statutory sick-pay scheme.It seems, then, that participation in sport is associated with reduced absenteeism.They accounted for nearly one-third of the £20 billion lost through absenteeism.
From Longman Business Dictionaryabsenteeismab‧sen‧tee‧is‧m /ˌæbsənˈtiːɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the problem of employees not being at work when they should beThe company has a high rate of absenteeism.
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