10 Steps to Reducing the Cost of Absence
A recent article from the Institute of Leadership and Management had the cost of absence per employee at £495.00 p.a. That’s straight off your bottom line. Taking steps to reduce this figure makes practical economic sense.
Here’s some key steps to consider:
- Separate the ‘Best from the Rest’ at the interview stage, take ONLY the Best. A lack of behavioural fit at this stage is a recipe for conflict later on.
- Induct Them – not just a tour of the building and where to get a coffee from – culture, style, behaviours, objectives will make a far greater impact. Make sure a senior person does this.
- Train them – regularly, to achieve their objectives and add value.
- Coach Them – and make sure your Managers know how to do it.
- Motivate Them – never, ever be too busy to say please, thank you and well done – as a minimum.
- Involve Them – two arms, two legs and a brain for free – use it.
- Reward Them – cash, time off, employee of the month, your last Rolo – find a way. A flexible rewards package is expected these days – we are all different.
- Promote from within wherever possible. Provide feedback and Continuous Professional Development opportunities.
- Make coming to work fun!
- Make sure your managers are bought into all of the above.
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