Time theft is not necessarily missing full days of work, it can be arriving late, leaving early, or taking extended breaks. This costs your business money. Be sure to identifying the causes and how you can implement an action plan to create a healthier workplace and happier workers.
The common reasons are as follows:
Injuries/Illness – Often an unavoidable circumstance, however employees often fail to let Management know. Create a user-friendly system which will allow HR to make a provisional plan accordingly in time.
Perhaps this a symptom, ensure you have an open-door policy and encourage employees to report any harassment incidents
If there is no commitment an employee will find an excuse to miss work, either due to not being treated fairly, lack of feedback from managers or lack of flexibility
Low Workplace Morale
Respect is essential – if there is no respect there will be very low employee morale, try improving this by adding work ‘fun days’ etc.
Child or Elder Care Issues
Perhaps here you can consider flexible hours dependent on the employees’ situation
Stress & Burnout
Extreme stress, long working hours will cause employees to either get sick more often, have low morale, or quit without notice.
At Time Personnel we recommend that you equip your HR team to identify and look out for these patterns. Solving these problems will be a massive saving in your organisation!