Employee absenteeism is a problem for any company and can be costly for employers. A 100% participation of all your employees is of course not possible. However, knowing how to deal with this problem and prevent employee absenteeism can help reduce the impact on your business. Read on below to find some tips.
- Make sure there is a clear guideline: A guideline will help you solve this problem effectively and effectively. Also, this policy should be clearly communicated to all employees so that they don’t run into excuses like “I didn’t know” or “Nobody told me”. Posting this policy on the company’s intranet also helps employees know where to look if necessary.
- Track employee absences: Using an absence management system to track employee absences will help you understand whether employees are exceeding their allowable days of absence and which employees are exceeding this period. Managers and HR should be well trained in how to track employee absences and when employees are counted as absent.
- Offer flexible work options: Employee flexibility in their work schedules is another way to reduce absenteeism. This allows employees with an Internet connection to work from home or from anywhere. If working remotely is not an option for your office, you can make office hours flexible so that employees can come to work at any time between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and work 8 hours. This allows employees to take control of their time.
- Provide enough paid time off: Employees must also spend time with their families or loved ones outside of work. Hence, it is important to give them the work-life balance so that they can stay healthy and productive. In addition, the most common days of absence are usually Fridays and Mondays. When employees have enough vacation days instead of not appearing out of the blue, they can let their employees know in advance by taking that day off. This way, an employee can take responsibility while on vacation so that work doesn’t stop.