You have expressed your frustration over leave that newly joined employees ask for. Now the question arises is whether you have policy on employee leave? If their absence exceeds than the authorised quota, then why you do not deduct their salary?
Second challenge is about their seriousness toward their work. Why they require 3-4 days leave each month? Have you checked genuineness of the reasons of the leave? Are they looking for job somewhere else? Because of their absence, has the work been impacted? Was there impact on customer satisfaction?
Lastly, about leave itself. In most of the IT companies, work is based as per the deadlines. if the employees are availing of their leave then are they able to meet their performance targets? Are the performance targets well-defined where there is no room for subjectivity?
Few IT companies in Bangalore, especially from SME category, have stopped counting the number of days of leave. Leave is limitless but targets so stiff that far from taking leave, employees have to work excess.
I feel that if you revise the performance targets, you could solve the problem. Partially it could be your recruitment problem also. For further discussion, feel free to contact me.
From India, Bangalore
attendance is also one primary criteria even in primary schools. why not you..
go ahead..change your company norms..everything will be ok
From India, Nellore