Hello,

What is the best approach to solve below two questions from given data without using Time Series Analysis

- What changes company should bring to reduce the number of absenteeism?
- How much losses every month can we project in 2011 if same trend of absenteeism continues?

In Variable description Column 21 "Absenteeism time in hours " as mentioned as Target Variable

If i use regression model than how do answer those above two questions

Can i use K Means clustering here ? if we use K means clustering that data set contains both continuous and Categorical data , how do i proceed here

Pleas let me know effective way to answer those above two questions (I should not use Time Series Analysis here)

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i have to submit this project but i don’t know which approach do i follow.