Member Since: 13th Mar 2008
Training Specialist Fairfax County Gov
31st Aug 2011
Really?? This post states that recent employee absenteeism has risen due to the increased stress of economic factors, etc., and then goes on to state that "disciplinary procedures for unacceptable absence" will help the situation??? These employees are already stressed and stretched to the max, and you're going to add to their load by slapping them with a disciplinary procedure for an "unacceptable absence"?? Who determines what is unacceptable? If an employee needs a "mental health day" because they feel like they are going to snap, are you then going to hit them with disciplinary action? And you honestly think this "dark ages" management style will improve production?? It may get the employee to work a little more often, but their morale and energy level will be so low the productivity you receive will probably be negligible - and who can blame them? More recent studies have shown that offering help, empathy, understanding and morale boosts will increase both attendance and productivity. Just being at your desk does not equal productivity.