Staff who regularly take sick days without repercussions are likely to continue doing so – this will have a negative impact on other workers who may soon start to follow suit, or feel aggrieved because they are at work doing the right thing. There are several theories on best practice when it comes to dealing with absenteeism, but the key is for employers to show an interest.
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We are continually relying on our mobile phones and other mobile devices for everything from checking the weather to keeping in contact with each other on social media. With such a high reliance on mobile phones, chances are your business has had issues with employees using their phones while they should be working.
Our Insight Report on unfair dismissals unearths the reasons behind why employers settle unfair dismissal claims and the implications for their businesses. Over 2500 senior HR professionals were surveyed, and the response was extensive. The Report explores the challenges, solutions and prevention of claims.
Do you dread having to sit your employees down to deliver ‘bad news’ for them about their performance? Do you put off having difficult conversations with your employees as a result?
When people are thrown together for eight hours a day, five days a week, conflict is probably inevitable. After all, without some lower levels of conflict or competition, workplaces would be very boring places indeed, with little or no differing opinions or exchange of ideas.
Coined in the mid-‘90s by psychologist, Cary Cooper (Paul D. Hooper, Presenteeism, white paper CIDM Corp, 2012), presenteeism is not only more difficult to identify and manage than absenteeism, there is some suggestion that its cost to the economy is far more significant.
Maybe you’ve had other employees approach you and complain that a particular individual is always having long, loud personal conversations on the phone. Maybe they are always ‘sick’ on Mondays and Fridays and near public holidays? Perhaps they smell of booze when they come back from lunch or seem like they’re suffering a hangover a lot of the time.
Many managers will eventually encounter a situation where they are required to look into complaints surrounding an employee’s behaviour, which will require an investigation to take place.
Knowing how well employees are performing in their roles is an important part of employer responsibilities.
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