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Companies Lose Millions Due to Absenteeism

Absenteeism costs economies across the continent valuable opportunities for growth, as it is possibly the single costliest problem to affect organisations locally and internationally according to Global Certifier the Top Employers Institute. In a media statement, the institute sates that in late 2014, Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA) and Statistics South Africa released the shock statistic that South Africa was losing some R16 billion a year to absenteeism.

Spotlight News speaks to Top Employers Africa Director, Samantha Crous and Christo Wessels from Olympia Eye and Laser Clinic on the effects of absenteeism in the workplace and what can be done to curb this trend.






-Interviews done by Maggie Forcelledo