Have you noticed a pattern of absenteeism start to emerge in one or more of your employees?
Absenteeism comes in many forms, in many cases genuine sickness, in many more an underlying issue disguised as sickness. It is important to take swift and decisive action.
Left unchecked behaviours such as absenteeism escalate rapidly when it is perceived as acceptable and a pattern starts to develop.
The impact of increased absenteeism by just one or two individuals has a significant knock on effect on your team and morale, costing you in terms of productivity.
Did you know that an employer may request a medical certificate for any period of absence no matter how short? There is no truth to the commonly held belief that employees may self-certify for single days of absence.
Make sure that your expectations of your employees are made clear sooner rather than later, and do not allow patterns of absenteeism to form.
Cornerstone will provide pro-active strategies and advice in how to manage absenteeism.
By making efforts to improve morale in your workplace, you can get the most out of your employees.
If you’re experiencing low morale in your team, unmotivated employees, and stressed or disengaged individuals are likely also resulting in low productivity and less than ideal results for your business.
There are great benefits to be had from boosting employee morale and increasing the overall happiness of your workforce. Motivated and happy employees are more engaged, more productive, and display better problem-solving skills. Improved morale is also linked to employee retention, reduced absenteeism, and overall better business performance.
Cornerstone will provide you with methods to improve morale, so you can get the most out of your team.
There are many reasons workplace conflicts may arise, primarily poor communication, lack of adequate training, personality clashes and perceived unfairness.
Conflict in the workplace is largely inevitable, as we spend so much time with our co-workers, however the way in which we manage and respond to these situations can significantly reduce the impact of these disagreements.
Managers need to be aware of interpersonal conflict and respond quickly to employee grievances. It is all too easy to turn a blind eye to someone else’s argument, however left unchecked simple matters can quickly turn toxic.
Cornerstone will deliver specific strategies to manage conflict in the team and equip the business owner with grievance management processes, and various approaches to resolving conflict.