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Are the winter blues keeping your employees in bed instead of at work?

by , 09 July 2013
Do you have employees who're absent from work in this cold weather? I'm talking about those employees who've an excellent attendance record until winter comes along. Suddenly, they're hardly in the office. If they do come to work they're red eyed and pale! You want them to work but you don't want them coming into the office infecting everyone else either! Here are three tips you can use to stop absenteeism in your workplace!


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  • You can implement disciplinary action against repeat offenders immediately
  • You'll have a watertight 14-step absenteeism strategy to stop absenteeism abuse
  • You can reject a sick note, the next time you get one, with our 10-point checklist for sick note compliance.
  • You'll know exactly what to include in your warning letter template, and be guaranteed that it's correct if you go to the CCMA
  • You'll be able to see a pattern of absenteeism abuse with the return to work interview form
  • You'll have documented proof of the counselling sessions you held to improve attendance and help the employee
Stop absenteeism with these three tips
  1. Put systems in place to control absenteeism. Make sure you've an Absenteeism Policy in place. Monitor and analyse how often your employees are off sick. You'll see the problem areas and can take action quickly. But it shouldn't end there, conduct a return to work interview and implement an attendance improvement plan. This will make sure you stay on top of absenteeism in your workplace!
  1. If you've an employee who gets sick quite often, send him to your company doctor to get help for his illness. It may cost you to send him to a specialist but him being absent from work often will cost you even more! Once you help your employee treat his illness you'll improve his productivity and stop him from being absent in future!
There's one more tip that'll help you stop absenteeism so keep reading to find out what it is.

3 Absenteeism excuses you can penalise employees for

Excuse#1: 'I went to the clinic, but they were too busy to give me a sick note. I wasn't feeling well and I didn't want to wait for nurse to write a note.'

Excuse#2: 'I ran out of airtime and I couldn't buy any because I didn't have money.'

Excuse#3: 'I had to attend my aunt's cousin's daughter's wedding ceremony in Rustenburg. I only found out about it at the last minute.'

You've most probably heard these excuses, and many more, one too many times…

Find out how to reject these excuses today

Here's one more tip to stop absenteeism in your workplace
  1. Check if your workplace isn't the cause of the problem! Do you have an employee who has a bad case of hay fever? Whether it's summer or winter she'll sneeze and itch but only when she's at the office. Your office aircon could be blowing dust into her work area and making her sick! Tell your staff to use the aircon during a set time during the day! You should also make sure the windows are open each day to get some fresh air in your office.
The worst thing you can do is nothing! Wouldn't it be easier if you had one tool to stop absenteeism in your company? Get yourself the Stop Absenteeism Report. You'll get all the tools and advice you need to stop absenteeism in your company.
Best regards,

Miriro Matema
Product Manager – Practical Guide to Human Resources Management
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