Article Database - Topic: 'Absenteeism' - Keyword: 'Attendance'

 
Please arrive ten minutes before you start Publication date: 01.06.2017
Article database » Absenteeism » Attendance
You’ve noticed that several employees are becoming sloppy with their timekeeping. To solve this problem, it’s been suggested that you insist everyone arrives ten minutes before their start time. Is this safe or problematic?
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Late for work due to car problems Publication date: 21.12.2016
Article database » Staff handbooks » Miscellaneous
You’ve received a call from an employee who says that they’ll be late for work today as they have car problems. How should you deal with this situation and what if it becomes a regular event?
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Absent but do you know why? Publication date: 03.11.2016
Article database » Time off » Time off work
Absent but do you know why?..That’s worrying. Group Risk Development has conducted research into staff absence rates and found that, on average, they have either improved or remained static over the last year. However, its research revealed one area of concern: apparently, 23% of employers still don’t record or monitor employee absence. If this...
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Persistent lateness justifies dismissal Publication date: 01.02.2016
Article database » Absenteeism » Attendance
The tribunal has ruled that an employee who was sacked due to their “persistent lateness” was fairly dismissed. What did the employer do in this case which ensured a successful outcome?
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I can’t come in - there are no trains today! Publication date: 14.05.2015
Article database » Pay and conditions » Pay
At the end of April 2015 1,000s of commuters were stuck on trains following a massive power failure. Consequently, many were either seriously late for work or didn’t make it in at all. What’s the legal position on pay in these situations?
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Q&A - getting to work on time Publication date: 11.02.2014
Article database » Absenteeism » Attendance
Q&A - getting to work on time.. Q. By and large, most of our employees get to work in good time. However, we have one or two who consistently arrive at the last second and then take five or so minutes getting themselves ready. We’re thinking of introducing a rule that says “all employees must arrive at least ten minutes before they are due to...
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Prepare now for winter weather (and skivers) Publication date: 29.11.2013
Article database » Absenteeism » Attendance
We may be in for some tough weather conditions over the forthcoming winter months. As this could easily mean severe disruption for employers, what can you do now to prepare?
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Dealing with unauthorised absences Publication date: 29.01.2013
Article database » Absenteeism » Attendance
An employee has taken a number of unauthorised absences over the past few weeks. Each time they’ve trotted out a different, but plausible, excuse. However, you can’t let this situation continue, so what’s the answer?
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Time off (or not) for dental appointments Publication date: 17.12.2012
Article database » Time off » Time off work
Apparently, more than two million employees have “gone sick” as a result of oral health problems in the past five years. Whilst a visit to the dentist can both prevent and cure problems, must you grant time off for this purpose?
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A bad weather (skiving) alert Publication date: 17.12.2012
Article database » Staff handbooks » Miscellaneous
Forecasters are predicting that we’re going to have the worst winter for 100 years. Even if they’re wrong, some employees use the lightest snow flurry as an opportunity to skive. So what can you do to protect your business?
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