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1. Turn unplanned absences into planned ones

In addition to employees calling in sick after a late night cheering on the Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos, an estimated 4.4 million employees arrive late to work the Monday after the Super Bowl, finds Kronos. However, managers who know ahead of time that employees will sleep in can curb productivity losses. Kronos found a 19% loss in productivity for unplanned absence as opposed to 13% for planned absence.

“How can we make more of those unplanned absences planned? Employers can create policies and a company culture that will encourage and support employees for requesting time off beforehand, which gives the managers the ability to plan for that absence ahead of time and mitigate some of that productivity loss,” explains Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos.