One of your employees has called out “sick” for the second time in two weeks — and you’re concerned he’ll repeat the behavior.
In most businesses, it’s not uncommon for employees to call out unexpectedly. But, excessive absences on short notice can create problems for your business — reducing productivity and increasing your stress. What can you do to keep the situation under control?
Absenteeism not only effects employee productivity but also team performance, which impacts the overall success of your business. A SHRM survey determined that supervisors spent 4.2 hours a week managing absences and were 15.7% less productive because of it. At the same time, employees were 29.5% less productive when covering for unplanned absences.
Consistent tracking is the first step toward identifying unexcused absences and reducing the administrative drain on your business. Tracking attendance also can serve as a resource when verifying attendance with an employee. Having a fair and simple system is the easiest way to stay on top of attendance without losing focus of other priorities.
Tracking employee attendance is one thing, but what can you do to break the cycle of tardy or absent employees?
Consider these simple steps:
Absenteeism in the workplace has become a growing problem affecting productivity and overall morale. Using an absence tracking app helps you track attendance with easy, online access, while also giving you more control over potentially damaging absences such as being short staffed during a critical deadline or busy holiday season.
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