|dc.contributor.author||Tlapu, Moipone Martha||
|dc.description||(MBA) North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, 2005||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||The main aim of the study was to investigate the causes of absenteeism in the
public service focusing at Mmabatho College of Nursing (MMACON) a training
institution for nurses as one of the public sector institutions. According to .
MMACON (2002:3) statistics in 2002 almost one in five workers were absent
over one week of work as a result of illness. The college statistics reveal that one
third of these employees, or 6% of all workers, missed in access of two weeks
away from work. In additional to the reduced quality of life experienced by these
employees, absenteeism impacts the productivity of the college.
The focus of the study is based on the following; to explore causes of
absenteeism, to establish the effects of absenteeism, to identify measures to
control absenteeism and to make recommendations for an efficient management
of the problems.
Questionnaire was designed for staff to complete. Data was then coded and
computerized. Analysis of data was reported by means of frequencies and
percentages Chi-square method was used. The results were processed and
outlined the causes, the effects, control of absenteeism and recommendations.
In general the main cause of absenteeism at MMACON is due to family
problems. Days mostly affected are Fridays. The department mostly affected by
high absenteeism rate is catering department. Support staff category is the one
affected mostly. Employees are frustrated by the rate of absenteeism.
Employees are absent for more than three days per week. Recommendations
are as follows; to improve communication within the group and with supervisors,
to encourage employees to participate in decision making in the area of their
expertise, to encourage problem solving in a team environment, to provide
training and development opportunities, to provide feedback about performance
and to deal positively with employee concerns.||en_US
|dc.subject||Mmabatho College of Nursing||en_US
|dc.title||Analysis of management of employee absenteeism at Mmabatho College of Nursing||en