Absenteeism is the failure to show up for work.
According to Management by Robbins and Coulter (14th edition),
- Absenteeism. The failure to show up for work.
According to the HRBoK Guide,
- Absenteeism. Not coming to work. Not coming to work because of illness or personal problems. Many companies calculate the rate of absenteeism of their employees, which is the average number of days they do not come to work.