In this article, Delaware (2010) discusses the causes of staff absenteeism in large companies in the United States. (1) The author, a researcher at the Institute of Management, uses interviews with a range of staff in five major companies as well as organisational analyses of these companies to identify the main causes of staff absenteeism. (2) These were found to be: unappealing physical environment and cramped workspace, lack of flexibility in working hours, bullying and low wages. (3) The article would be useful to managers and HR specialists as it provides a discussion, with organisational examples, of the key causes of absenteeism as identified in wider literature on the topic. The main limitation of the article is that the sample was restricted to one context, that of large companies in the United States
This sentence explains what the article is about. You need one or two sentences in every annotation that explain the content of the article (that is, sum up what it is about).
Here, the author’s credentials are included, as is an explanation of how the research was conducted.
A summary of the key findings is given. This gives you a good indication of the main conclusions from the article, which helps you identify the potential themes of this topic.
The final two sentences of the annotation consist of the writer’s evaluation of the article including both its usefulness and its limitations.
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