There are few things in life more frustrating than dealing with the same problem over and over again. This is especially true when it comes to running a business. An employee who is consistently late is not only a nuisance but can also be detrimental to productivity. Here are some ways to handle dealing with late employees:
1. Have Clear Policy
Your time and attendance policy should be clear from day one. Everyone on your team should understand the rules that you have in place for tardiness. Is being 5 minutes late allowable? Let it be known. On-Time Web can help with your policy by using punch overrides.
2. Be Consistent
Whatever plan you decide on, be consistent about it. Make sure the system is enforced on all employees (including yourself). This will send a clear message to your team that you are serious about the policy. Of course, there will always be exceptions to the plan (illness, accidents, etc.) but make sure these stay as exceptions and not the rule.
3. Enforce The Policy
Having a plan in place is only step one. Following the procedure is step two.If your policy calls for a consequence after three times showing up late, be sure to stick to it. If employees know that the policy is enforced, they are more likely to stick to it.
4. Lead By Example
If you’re the boss and are going to ask your employees to be on time, you need to be yourself. The best way to show your team that you are fair and consistent is to live by the rules you set. Don’t be a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of boss. Lead your employees by example, show up on time.
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