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How to control staff to avoid mobile phone switch off..
From India, New Delhi
Dear Mr. S P Pandey
Kindly let know the exact problem, as you are getting problem of mobile phone switch off from marketing & sales team during working hours or after that. Or getting problem from administration department.

Kindly let know the problem in detail, so that can assist you with more relevant replies.
thanks & regards

From India
Thanks for reply,

We are facing problem our sales & marketing and also administration staff i..e Accounts, IT & admin etc..

This problem at office hours and when employees leave or holidays.


From India, New Delhi
If the Mobile phone has been provided by the company for official purpose, an undertaking can be taken from the employee stating the usage of mobile phone & also mentioning that the mobile phone should not be switched off.
We have done this with our employees.
If it is there personal phone, nothing can be done.

From India, Coimbatore

We have done same thing and have undertaken letter by employees with terms & conditions.

Pl suggest for further action can v impose them fine of some amount on per accidence.


S. P. Pandey
Asst Manager-HRD

From India, New Delhi
If it official handset, switching off is negligence of duty.
Issue an office order, continuous mails & communication will make them through
Also, single out the employee who is doing this regularly, focus on them you will get results, others will follow..

From India, Coimbatore
I Think Mr. Peer Md. Sardar is correct, if he has his personal phone we have nothing to do abut the switch off. but we can educate them some extend to by explaining the necessity of keeping their mobile on
Regards - anabayan

From India, Madras
Dear Sir,
I hope a Warning Letter will do better.
Give the employee a warning letter mentioning the rule to not switch off the phone. If it doesn't work, take him to the higher official and give him advice or warning.
Nothing else we can do than the above.
Stephen Marks,
HR Assistant

From India, Coimbatore
Dear All,
It is very ineteresting to see the discussion on the usage of mobile phones. As our friends say, personal phones can be switched off during duty time.
But, our problem is the excess use of personal phones during duty time. They are not illiterate workers, they are literate staff who can think that they are paid for their duty hours.
What do you all do in this case?

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Pandey,

If mobile phones are personal phones and not provided by the company as a condition of service, you cannot compel them to keep the mobiles open for official purposes. But, if the mobile phones have been provided officially by the company, as a part of their service condition, you can consider that as a misconduct on their part for their efforts to avoid getting official instructions and/or feedback during working hours.

But, make sure that even if the company has provided official mobile phones, don't try to make their private life as hell by ringing off and on at the off-duty time. In that case company authorities should also behave sensibly. The employees should not be treated by them as their slaves for 24 hours. WORK-LIFE BALANCE IS A MUST FOR ALL THE EMPLOYEES OF ANY ORGANIZATION, which is in the interest of the company also for productivity point of view of the employees. They should be contacted only rarely and in emergency only during leave and holidays, particularly when on leave. Nobody wants to be disturbed during their leave period.

From India, Delhi

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