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Neil Allen

1999 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey Available

  • Ninth Annual Survey Examines Cost, Rate, Reasons for Absenteeism
  • Case Studies, Checklist Provide Practical Answers for HR Professionals

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 21, 1999) – The findings of the 1999 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey by CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources and employment law information, are now available in a special issue of CCH Human Resources Management Ideas & Trends.

The 12-page report includes: mean absenteeism rates by industries and company size, reasons for unscheduled absences, effective work-life programs to reduce absenteeism, historical data, case histories, an absenteeism program checklist and advice to HR. For a copy of the 1999 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey call 800-449-9525, and ask for offer number 06280001. Price is $29.95, plus tax, shipping and handling.

The 1999 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey, now in its ninth year, surveyed 305 human resources executives in U.S. companies and organizations of all sizes and across major industry segments (Finance/Banking, Health Care, Manufacturing, Retail/Wholesale, Service, Utilities, Universities and Government).

The survey found that, in 1999, companies averaged a 7-percent decline in unscheduled absenteeism, a small step forward against 1998’s all-time high. Industry sector and company size, however, appeared to influence greatly whether employees were on the job or not. Of particular concern, absenteeism caused by worker stress has tripled since 1995, according to the survey. And many human resources managers, who said absenteeism cost them up to $602 per employee per year, reported they see little relief in sight.


CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of human resources and employment law information and software. The company’s Health and Human Resources Group is among the nation’s most noted authoritative sources of employment law, including information on benefits, compensation, worker safety and human resources management.

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