What is it’s real impact on compay productivity?

Health reasons for being absent include inter alia:

  • Dehydration 
  • Diabetes-related symptoms
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Obesity-related illnesses (insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems, skeletal injuries, chronic lethargy and fatigue)
  • Prediabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels)
  • HIV / AIDS
  • TB
  • Injury on duty and Accidents


All of these results in absenteeism and reduced productivity


The direct impact on the employer is:

  • Reduced output and productivity for the company. 
  • Direct loss of turnover 
  • Increased costs, as often casual labourers need to be employed (paid) to do the work of those permanent employees that are absent.
  • Reduced skilled labour: casual workers need to be trained properly, failing which the job is not done correctly creating new issues.
  • A work force that is chronically fatigued, demotivated and unwell.