One form of absenteeism is desertion.
But what exactly is desertion and how do you deal with it?
Here's how to deal with deserters in your workplace
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that desertion is when an employee doesn't come to the office:
This differs from ordinary absenteeism; your employee intends to return to work.
The problem with desertion is you don't always know whether your employee plans to return to work. That's why you must implement a desertion procedure designed to protect your company.
The procedure needs to ensure you do everything, within reason, to establish whether your employee intends to return to work.
This means you must conduct a thorough investigation into your employee's whereabouts and reasons for absence. The investigation should consist of:
If your enquiry determines:
Basically, to deal with deserters effectively, you must:
Remember, absenteeism is costly. So make sure you deal with deserters effectively.
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