Reducing the High Cost of AbsenteeismWritten by Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer
Employers pay a high price for absenteeism, often more than they may realize, in terms of both financial and production losses and employee morale. Managers may view tasks of finding a substitute employee as a short-term inconvenience; however, absenteeism frequently has more serious long-term effects. Employers can, nevertheless, ensure that employees report in regularly and remain on job.
Before employers can determine best way to combat absenteeism, they must identify organizational and individual factors that contribute to problem. Among most common potential problem areas employers need to explore are following:
* Job satisfaction: Employees who like their job are more likely to come to work than those who find work unstimulating.
* Work attitude: Some employees come to work no matter how sick they feel, while others call in sick no matter how well they feel.
Maximizing the Two People in UsWritten by Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer
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Everyone of us, in reality, has two people inside: Te person we are today and person we can become tomorrow and in future. We go to work every day, are never late or absent, earn a promotion; and receive occasional raises. We and our work are far above satisfactory. That makes us person who is well liked by our employer, our family, and ourselves.
But there is also another person in us. It is person who, when properly motivated and exposed to encouraging information, can narrow gap that exists between his habitual performance patterns and his maximum potential.
The development of people, whether directed by someone else or by us ourselves, is a never-ending process. To productive and well-managed company, this is as important as its advertising.
The development of staff is a really enormous area for additional profit that will mutually affect employer and his employees. The development of people does not, by any stretch of imagination, involve exploitation or manipulation of human beings. They, themselves, benefit as much or more than does employer.