Why "Attendance Management: What Supervisors Need to Know" Matters
- There are missed deadlines when workers are not on the job. Often one missed deadline causes other missed deadlines down the line.
- Resentment grows among co-workers who have to step in to make up work for an absent employee. As a result, morale is negatively affected.
- Overtime is often needed to make up for the work the absent employees should have been doing.
- Departmental productivity drops when employees are absent from work, and quality often suffers as well because co-workers who must pick up the slack may be rushed and develop a negative attitude about having to do extra work.
- Customer service is hurt when phones go unanswered or there aren’t enough people on hand to adequately meet customer needs.
- Employees with good attendance records may start coming in late or take days off in reaction to excessive absenteeism and lateness on the part of their co-workers. The snowball effect of such a situation can have a serious negative impact on attendance and morale in your department.
- Absenteeism and lateness have a serious negative impact on the organization
- All employees must understand our attendance policy and rules
- Always deal with attendance problems promptly and effectively
- Encourage punctuality and good attendance through positive reinforcement