Tag: absenteeism

COVID-19 Map and Resources for HR Professionals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is top of mind for HR professionals and employers nationwide. Keep up with the current number of cases in your state with our interactive map, updated daily, and read on to learn how COVID-19 is impacting workplaces across the nation and what you can do to keep your workers healthy and […]

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Keeping an Eye on Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is crucial to any organization’s success: Engaged employees are more productive, they produce higher-quality work, they have better overall morale, they have fewer issues with absenteeism, they are better teammates, and they have lower turnover.

No Protection for Drinking On the Job

Question: One of the facilities we operate has a formal dining room and bar. One of our directors found a bartender drinking wine while on duty. We have a rule that drinking by employees isn’t allowed on the premises at all. We would like to fire her. If she tells us she has a drinking […]

Divorce and the unproductive employee

by Kathryn M. Grigg Employees are not the only ones who suffer through a divorce. Employers also bear the cost of an employee’s divorce through absenteeism and reduced productivity. This article addresses some benefits and support programs you can provide at minimal cost to maintain a productive workforce. Costs of divorce The amount of time […]

More human rights ‘frustrations’

by David G. Wong Traditionally, when an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of  returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing otherwise—a Canadian employer could discharge the employee for non-culpable absenteeism or treat the employment contract as having been frustrated. This would bring […]

Save money while improving employee morale

by Richard Reinhardt Unscheduled absenteeism costs American businesses billions of dollars every year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are myriad potential costs to take into account, including:  Overtime; Paid sick days; Use of temporary or “relief/reserve” employees; Reduced productivity; Poor quality of goods or services resulting from replacement workers’ inexperience […]

FMLA, ADA, and employees with depression: Examining the nuts and bolts

Employees bring their expertise, education, and skills to work every day, and employers count on those qualities. But employees may also bring other aspects of their lives to work—characteristics that can complicate the employer’s responsibilities.  A study from Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a nonprofit organization concerned with health and productivity research, released a study in […]