evelyn mingle
2

Hi,
There could be various reasons for employees to behave in a negative manner including absenteeism in an establishment.
Among other things could be the following:
Inadequate compensation and other benefits
Unfavourable working conditions
Lack of Management's support
Job becoming monotonous
Low employee morale
It is up to Management to find out the root cause of the actions of the various employees. Senior Management's involvement is very necessary in this direction.
Eve


evelyn mingle
2

Hi,
There could be a lot of reasons why employees will deliberately absent themselves from the workplace.
Among other things are the following:
  • Inadequate compensation and other benefits
  • Unfavourable working conditions
  • Lack of Management's support
  • Employee finds work boring
  • No laid down procedure to channel grievance
Top Management's support is needed in this direction.
Eve


samirkulkarni82@yahoo.com
3

Dear All.

One important suggestion friends...........we have all discussed about controlling the Absentism due to the monetary aspects. I am working as a HR Person for a company. Let me narrate some reasons why i have been taking leaves (Not absentism)

1. I stay alone here, i have some important couriers to be made today.
2. I am the only son of my parents and i have to take care of the household things like paying off my electricity bills, phone bills, etc.......
3. I have no one who can help me in certain situations where i have to deposit money in my bank and have to attend some of the issues which a reliever in my family coulld have attended to if i was not the only person who was supposed to do that task.
4. i have to attend some interivews.
5. I am fed up with my work and there is a hell lot of monotony in work.
6. I have been slogging a lot and i feel its my right to take a days off regardless of the approval as i have put in so much of efforts in the last week.

there are lot of reasons why i take a leave / days off as a employee.
so deducting salary some reasons like 1, 2, 3, 5, 6...woudl not motivate me but woudl lead to a negative feeling about the company which i can propogate to the peers, colleauges and subordinates......i woudl fee.......i lost a good chunk of money today because i had to go to RTO for my driving liscence........the company is not eally good in policies etc....such perceptions are detrimental for the companys growth.

The above are the reasons why someone takes leave, so i suggest.

1. allot a staff boy to attend a help desk of HR in your organization " May i help You"

2. this person will collect the bills and money from the employees for the electricity, mobile, landline, courier, travel tickets.......

3. as HR you have to get in contract with the respective agencies like travel mgmt.

4. call the respective local DSA collection person of the service operator to collect the bills in a week twice.

5. call the courier person to the office to collect the envelops and parcels etc.

these things will reduce the abentism.............i am sure this works............this has cut down absentism in my org.........

Pl reply...............if you find this helps ........

Regards
Samir Kulkarni.


sushilmantec
All given suggestions seems to be okey but I have other frame of mind:-P.
Money is the most important thing to shape up the system in the corporate.
Start giving "Attendence Allowance" :- If employee is regular & punctual in the month then the employee can be given the attendence allowance of Rs. 1000/- as a perfect attendence allowance.
You can review over it.
san
HR

From India, Delhi
Muhammad Tariq Nadeem
Dear,
Why dont you try attendance allowance:
For those, present the whole month with no leave = fix some amount
For those, only one leave during the month = fix some amount.
Sometimes, incentives work more than deductions.
Regards,
Tariq

From Pakistan
Muhammad Tariq Nadeem
Also you can do one thing: Check your policy of leave encashment. If not there, announce this policy for annual + casual leave etc. You can get desired result this way. Tariq
From Pakistan
shefali.saxena
4

Ours is also a smal organisation. We started weekly meetings where everyone was to participate including MD and any issues regarding office culture, systems, policies were discussed. After the agrred action, we started sharing daily attendnace among whole staff. It helped in sharing information and bringing discipline.
From India, Delhi
tmathai1
Dear Kala,
Since you are only 15 members, you should try and speaking with them individually. Start talking to them about their work, their level of satisfaction with the work, their team, the working environment. Depending upon their response talk to them about their late arrival to work.
This worked for me to a certain extent. Our staff number to 130 and although initially i got a good response, with the hardcore latercomers only salary deduction made them be punctual.
Keep in mind the first action you take should not be salary deduction. Try to talk it out and if that doesnt work out, warn them and then deduct salary.
Hope this helps,
Cheers!

From India, Madras
jlcherin
Dear Kala,

I think they need freedom. They don’t want to restrict themselves into the work.
So, you have to study your employee needs, problems, behavior and their relationship in the office.If you can fulfill their needs, your problem will reduced.

Regd,
Cherin

From India, Tiruppur
R.SREENIVASAN
8

Dear Kala,
I share your concern on heavy abenteesim. We cannot elinimate absenteesim but can controlled by following apart from Ankit, Shweta, Manasvi listed various options
1. Open communication between HOD and subordinate.
2. Clarity of work
3. Fixing repsonsibility
4. Create ownership for the jobs done.
5. Learn to appreciate in public and chide in private.
6. Never, lower the self-esteem of the employee.
Please understamd that in any organisation, it is 5 to 10 % of employees responsible for 95 % of total manpower loss. Another point is that the employee doesn't leave the company but they leave the supervisors.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share with you. I can be contcted at my mail for any queries with regard to HR issues.
With best wishes
R. Sreenivasan

From India, Madras

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