- Cover your bases if an employee often goes AWOL
- Some employees do all they can to stay away from work - call in sick in the morning, go home early so they don't miss a doctor's appointment, not come in at all because it's their aunt's funeral (AGAIN!). That's all good and well if it's already been discussed with you beforehand or they bring you proof of their absence, like a sick note. But what do you do if your employee goes absent without lea... ››› more
- [18 January 2017]
- A much needed clarification: How to distinguish absenteeism from desertion
- Do you know when an employee's absence changes from absence without permission (AWOL), to actual desertion? In case you don't, we want to tell you that courts see these as two separate offences, and so must you.
What's the difference between absenteeism from desertion?
Absenteeism is generally a short period of time off without the employee getting permission. In this case, he... ››› more
- [03 January 2017]
- Read this before you dismiss an AWOL employee or be prepared for an unfair dismissal case
- Want to know why so many employers find themselves at the CCMA or Labour Court for unfair dismissal?
They deal with absenteeism without permission or AWOL incorrectly, say the experts at the Labour & HR Club. And if you decide on the spot that your employee has absconded or deserted with the intention to never return and dismiss him, he can take you to the CCMA and he'll probabl... ››› more
- [25 July 2016]
- How to include desertion in your disciplinary code
- Desertion is a big problem in many companies. And the worst thing about it is you have no idea when your employee plans to return to work. That's why it's important to include desertion in your company's disciplinary code. Here's how to do this...
You MUST include desertion in your company's disciplinary code.
How do you go about doing this?
Follow this procedure when including desertio... ››› more
- [24 January 2014]
- Free video tutorial: Six tips to deal with employees who don't come back from holiday!
- One of your employees was supposed to be back in the office on the 2nd of January. But it's more than a week later and he hasn't pitched up for work. You've had no phone call or sms to explain his absence. What do you do now? Today's free video tutorial covers six tips to help you deal with an employee who goes AWOL...
Do you need the steps you must take to find John or a sample absconsi... ››› more
- [06 January 2014]
- Revealed: A step-by-step guide to effectively deal with absconsion
- You need to tread very carefully when dealing with abscondment. You can't just decide on the spot that your employee has absconded or deserted with the intention of never to return and dismiss him as a result. If you do, your employee can take you to the CCMA and he'll probably win too! Luckily, you can avoid this by using AWOL! Your guide to dealing with employees who abscond. The reality is that... ››› more
- [21 November 2013]
- Six tips to deal with employees who don't come back from holiday!
- For most of us, we only have about three weeks left before we go on the leave we've been waiting for all year. And let's be honest, even managers have the thought of 'do I really have to go back'. But for some employees, this will be a time when they think 'I'm not going to go back'.
And they don't. There's no phone call or sms to explain his absence. What do you do now? How long should you wai... ››› more
- [19 November 2013]
- Absenteeism 101: Follow this procedure to deal with an employee who's gone AWOL
- You trust that your employees will be at work, unless they're ill, have suffered some accident or tragedy that's prevented them from being at work, or have taken leave. But sometimes, an employee will go out for lunch, and days later, you're still wondering what happened to him... You try to call, SMS and email him. You call his family, his friends, and you ask his colleagues to help you track him... ››› more
- [14 November 2013]