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Absenteeism and Turnover in the Workplace: Definition & Effects

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Which of the following is the BEST explanation of 'turnover'?

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1. Beth is feeling burnt out at work. She needs a change, so she decides to quit her job and take classes to become a real estate agent, which she thinks will provide her with a more flexible schedule. Which of the following describes this example?

2. To motivate employees to stay with the company, the HR manager recommends an across the board pay raise, which will get the company wages up to current market level. What type of tool is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet focus on the impact of and possible solutions for workplace absenteeism and turnover. Practice problems provide a way for you to assess your knowledge of these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What turnover in the workplace is
  • Involuntary separation of employment
  • Defining an example of missing work for no reason
  • Defining an example of raising wages to stop turnover
  • A factor affecting intrinsic motivation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the impact of absenteeism and turnover on the workplace
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the ways to reduce absenteeism and turnover
  • Distinguishing differences: compare and contrast voluntary and involuntary turnover
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about what employers can do to retain employees

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, review the accompanying lesson called Absenteeism and Turnover in the Workplace: Definition & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the terms absenteeism and turnover
  • Discover the ways in which absenteeism and turnover affect production and cost
  • Explore extrinsic and intrinsic rewards designed to reduce turnover
  • Read examples of what a company can do to stop absenteeism
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