Exploring the Relationship between Employee Attendance System and Absenteeism


The purpose of this case study is to explore the relationship between employee attendance system and absenteeism and identify ways to improve attendance and reduce absenteeism. For this study, we examined a large business organization with over 1000 employees and how they use the employee attendance system.


The business organization has an attendance system in place to manage employee attendance. The system is based on a points system, where employees receive points for each day they work, and lose points for days they do not work. The points system is used to track employee attendance and reward employees who have good attendance.

Research Objectives

The research objectives are to:

  1. Understand the relationship between Handheld biometric attendance system and absenteeism.
  2. Identify ways to improve attendance and reduce absenteeism.
  3. Identify incentives that could be used to motivate attendance.

Research Methods

The research was carried out using a qualitative approach. Primary data was collected through in-depth interviews with the human resource department and various employees in the organization. Qualitative data was collected through observation of the attendance system and its policies.


The analysis of the data revealed that the existing employee attendance app and systems are effective in reducing absenteeism. Employees do not feel motivated to attend work as the tracking system is manual and tedious. The rewards for attendance are also not significant.


From the analysis, it is clear that the current employee attendance system needs to be improved to reduce absenteeism. It is possible to improve attendance by introducing an automated attendance app or systems. This system should be linked to payroll, so that employees can be rewarded for good attendance. It should also be linked to other HR systems, such as vacation and leave management, to ensure accurate tracking. Additionally, incentives could be offered to employees to motivate them to attend work.


From the research, it is concluded that the existing employee attendance system is not effective in reducing absenteeism. An automated attendance system should be implemented along with incentives for employees to improve attendance and reduce absenteeism.


The following recommendations are made:

  1. Implement an automated attendance system that is linked to payroll and other HR systems.
  2. Introduce incentives for employees to motivate them to attend work.
  3. Monitor absenteeism and address any underlying causes.
  4. Ensure that attendance policies are fair, effective, and transparent.

The implications of this research are as follows:

  1. It is important to monitor and address absenteeism, as it can have a negative impact on morale and productivity.
  2. Having an effective employee attendance system in place can help reduce absenteeism and improve attendance.
  3. Implementing the right incentive structure can help to motivate employees to attend work.
  4. It is important to ensure that attendance policies are fair, effective, and transparent.

Future Research

This research can be extended to look at how employee attendance systems can be further improved. Additionally, research can be conducted on the effectiveness of different incentives to motivate attendance.


Llopis, G. (2015). How to Improve Employee Attendance: 5 Strategies. Entrepreneur.

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