6:00pm Sunday – You have set out your work plan for the week and can’t wait to get to the office in the morning and assign each person their task.
7:15am Monday – A key member of your team calls in to let you know she would be unable to make it to work today.
As a business owner or leader, the above scenario would seem all too familiar, and you know first-hand how this can destabilise things for your entire team. Here are a few reasons why this keeps happening:
- They’re Genuinely Sick
Sickness is often an unpredictable part of life. Some ways to reduce the rate of sickness absence include ensuring your work environment is safe and healthy, encouraging a healthy work-life balance, and providing medical insurance for your employees.
- They Have Personal Emergencies
Life happens and sometimes things happen that no one plans for. When your employee has a genuine personal emergency, please show some compassion and support them where you can.
- High Levels of Stress and Burnout
One of the reasons employees ‘call in sick’ is because they feel overwhelmed and burnt out, and can’t function optimally. To manage this, ensure you understand what is causing them to feel stressed and tackle it head on.
- Negative Work Environment
Although there is no justification for not showing up at work without an acceptable reason, sometimes your employees just feel the need to get away from you or someone else on the team. To prevent such situations, ensure you build and maintain a positive work culture.
- They Have Personal or Mental Health Struggles
Your employees are human. Sometimes, they go through phases in life that makes them unable to focus at work and would just rather stay away. To keep this to a minimum, ensure your employees have access to support they can run to when need be.
At Amy Consulting, we will work with you to ensure optimal attendance and productivity in your team by managing your entire end-to-end HR function at an affordable monthly fee.
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