Tackling Absenteeism at Work

Employers do and can expect a certain number of leaves from their employees in a year, some amounts to be paid whereas some are not. Absenteeism is intentional or sometimes habitual leave from work. This is backed up by reasons such as health issues, unexpected calamity or accidents. But then there is absenteeism due to lack of willingness to come to the office due to a number of factors which we are going to discuss here in this blog. We will also try to focus on the measures that can be taken to reduce absenteeism from work which again hampers the growth of the employee, productivity and finally hitting hard at the financial face of the company.

 

Causes of Absenteeism

Some causes of absenteeism are listed below:

  • Illness
  • Injuries
  • Harassment or Bullying at work by Co-colleagues or Boss
  • Disengagement of the Employee at Work
  • Child or Elders at Home to be taken Care of
  • Prey to Alcoholism
  • Job Search / Attending Job Interviews
  • Religious holiday or Family Functions

These causes are some of the main reasons which can be seen at work but are not limited to the reasons of absenteeism.

 

Now that we are clear with the causes of absenteeism, let us see possible ways to tackle these:

  • Make sure your employees are clear and understand the attendance policy of the company well.
  • Assess and make sure that company includes in its policy a decent number of paid sick leave for employees which will also help the employees to keep track of their own records of attendance.
  • Work to make the work environment fit to work and keep an eye on happenings that might be unhealthy to the office environment
  • Consider rewarding good attendance.
  • Look out for wellness program and employee overall development to help the employee build a sense of belongingness and trust with the company.
  • If possible and suitable try to introduce Flexi working hours.

 

 

These are some of the tested ways to tackle absenteeism and improve workplace. However, there is one factor which, if not entirely, but is still worth a try. Try hiring correct people for the correct position rather than stuffing employees who do not even to get engaged. Try connecting with a reputed recruitment consultant like T&A Solutions. They are appreciated for their recruitments in Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Chandigarh via their local offices at these locations.

 

Thinking about a Career Switch?

Finding a job and then landing into a wrong one could be most frustrating phase in anyone’s life. A quiet lot of people (mostly in private sectors) come across this dilemma of whether they hate their job or it’s the company’s policy or peers that not working right for them. But then again the idea of switching a job never leaves their minds.

But before you really want to switch your current job and think of visiting  placement consultants in Bangalore for your next IT job or shift to some IT hubs in the country, take a look at these few things which you should consider before taking the decision:

  • Is it the Job or the Company: Many a times we can’t decide who’s creating the trouble, the job (that am not fit for) or the boss or company policy (that can’t be digested)? Also often the cause of such a decision happens to be the colleagues who share office space with us. If the first two are hit on the list then probably changing would be preferable.
  • How good are you with your skills: Understanding what you like doing or what you can do perfectly becomes important when you start thinking seriously about your career. If you want to do sales/marketing and your skills for engaging a customer isn’t polished then probably this isn’t your forte. But then if you are good with people then you can also go for marketing over the phone which might give that satisfaction to you and perhaps polish your skills as well.
  • Makeup your mind for re-budding: If you have that serious instinct poking you real all this time about a career change then do give a thought to re-budding or re-starting from a new point where you might give a start to a new domain of work, learning and excelling again. Be prepared!
  • Salary: Another crucial reason for a career change is salary. Some companies very well know its gravity whereas others are reason why you reading this. Make sure the career that you are about to change or re-start gives you ample to spend or support your life-style so that you don’t have to lament over your previous job.
  • How solid are your growth parameters? : A lot many times I have heard people complaining that they don’t have growth in the current company and so wish to change. Make sure the company that you are keen to change to provides you that you have been seeking for. Growth!! Learn and research about the opportunity that you might face in the new position. This will save you of all the anguish that a wrong profession change might lead to.
  • Whom to work for: Here comes the new company or perhaps the sector you wish to change yourself into. Do ample research about which company would be best fit for your skills and experience, their work culture and whether you are fit to work there. If not, start imbibing your skills today.
  • Who to ask for help: For a job change there are many factors to help you through. Friends or relatives always work the wonders by referring you to the company. Look for vacancies into the company’s website. Or you can ask help from Manpower Consultancy in Bangalore like T&A Solutions who would help you through your decision of a job change.

Cost of Odd in your Mix

Human Resource is the most important assets for running a company successfully, be it small, medium or large. A good or fit for the job employee can place the company to unknown heights whereas a wrong or not meant for the job employee can drag the company to somewhere the company wouldn’t like to see it. Overall a good employee or a fit employee is one who can help the company go places.

Recruiting and hiring good employees is arguably the most key facet of running a business. Finding the right candidate is crucial because no sooner the management will start reassigning the wrong candidate, work tirelessly to indulge the wrong candidate into being more constructive or somehow fit into the organization.  Rather than simply letting the candidate go away, scrubbing off all the time, money and effort you have invested to educate while he/she start working as adequate employee serving less than you deserved or desired.

Either way, there’s a drain of resources. Let’s proceed further and see why it is important to hire the right people:

  1. Time, money and effort are something which can’t be bought. However wastage of the same can highly affect the company and resist it from growth. While you and your managers are busy training and retraining the wrong candidate and trying him/her to fit among the rest, your business suffers. 66% of employers said they experienced negative effects of bad hires in 2012. 37% of these said, the wrong candidate had a negative impact on employee morale. Another 18% said the wrong employee impacted negatively on client relationships. 10% said the bad hire led sales suffer.(A study from the National Business Research Institute)
  2. While putting your focus on the wrong candidate and trying to make him actually “work” (which you have been doing so far), dissatisfies the other existing employees. It becomes totally difficult to manage to stay upbeat and keep pretending things are right when they’re not. When the wrong candidate wins over all your importance, your business and the rest of the nest are not attended to. Your business literally starts aching. This might also place the wrong candidate into a pool of “never ever heard” task or “can never do” task creating problems for him to get along with the rest.
  3. In today’s world where everyone is part of that collectively molded society where transparency is practiced, your company’s work culture would no longer remain veiled but would be prone to analysis. Job seekers who are active on social platform would discern the odds of your company which are of course reviewed by the same wrong candidate on whom you risked your time and effort. This is because things were equally not working for him as well while you were struggling your way to get yourself out of this maneuver. This wrong candidate whom we’ve nearly made a hero throughout our discussion would actually do nothing but open up his views for your company, highlighting them in his reviews. Now this is something serious stuff!!

This is where you would need your personal observation when you have that one “odd” among the fittest. You need to see and keep focusing that your reputation isn’t at stake while you try and make that “bad hire”. Well, now that you know the bad effects of a hire gone wrong, you can actually work on it the very next time you have a seat vacant.

Think about how important the position is, what are its responsibilities and the kind of result you’re expecting it to show. While doing this, do not forget to check on your online reputation, areas which might need your immediate attention. This time when you need or think of recruiting someone, get connected with us. We are Best Placement Consultants in Bangalore, we understand your need for a candidate and your expectations. We tend to provide you with the best pool of talent from which you can have your catch.

Reasons Why Employees Leave

As discussed in one the previous blogs as how important Human Resource as an asset is and how hiring a wrong employee can make your business pay, retaining a valuable or potent employee is no less important. Employees are the pillars of an institution, sadly, most of the times it is only realized after one of them leaves. A few reasons why employees leave, could be relocated along with their spouses, better opportunity, health issues, continuation of education, the list can go on. At some point the employer might fail to connect to the issue faced by the employee that led the later leaving the job.

However, most major reasons why an employee quits or leaves job can be controlled by the employer. Trust me! In verity, most of the job centered elements- work culture, environment, opportunity, challenge or to list a few can create pure and sole reason for a valued employee moving out of the organization.

Having said that, here are some reasons to discuss about why an employee leaves or resigns:

  1. Relationship with the boss: Here we don’t need the boss to be friends with the employees, but they do need to share a relationship. The boss being the most pivotal point of any organization tends to attract authority and understanding as well. If something goes wrong here, the boss may hit the list of reasons for lack of an employees’ confidence, engagement, commitment and trust. Nobody wishes to work with a “bad boss.”
  1. Unchallenging work: There are some out of the many employers who might fall prey to the myth that its salary that all matters. Let me tell you, it doesn’t. Salary is a necessity, but then there’s something called passion. No one wants to get stuck into a job that is boring or unchallenging. Help your employees find their interest and area of excellence. Employees want to enjoy their work.

Employees spend more than a third of their days working, getting ready for the work and transporting themselves to work. Work closely with the employees who reports to you to ensure that each employee is engaged, excited, creates and performs. Otherwise, there’s always a fear of losing them to someone who does.

  1. Association with co-workers: Co-workers or co-worker cum friend is always a very important factor why employees choose to stay in a company. This straightaway underscores the mental state of mind of the employees, which should be happy. Most of the times it is the relationship between co-workers actually works the magic right. Try noticing and intercede into the same to see if a problem exists.
  1. Opportunities: Most companies attract talent mirroring the possibilities and opportunities employees can conquest. Using their significant skills and abilities on the job, the employees feel a sense of pride and association. They want to contribute and when failed to do so, they would find places where they can do.

Make sure you know their dreams and goals. Remember, they too wish and need to grow along with your business.

  1. Sharing common organizational goals: It is important to make employees realize their own worth in a company. Before anything anew, the employees must know the organization’s goal first and then try to connect and realize how they can contribute and gain alike. They need your help to understand and connect themselves to the bigger picture.
  2. Meaningfulness of work: It’s a human tendency that follows all, and adheres to the faith that we all want to do something remarkable and different. One needs recognition. But then beyond this, one seeks for the meaningfulness of what he/she is doing. Mere paper work which could have done without, would not attract an employee for long and soon the later will come up with the solution to “leave”.

See that the employees see and understand their contribution to the growth of the company.

  1. Independence: This is something that can’t be given or taken in the paper, but understanding and act accordingly. Try giving the employee his/her share of independence to do what he/she is asked to, there again, you do need to monitor their progress and work of course, making them understand why monitoring is equally important.
  1. Organization’s Stability: As you want your employees to stay, they too expect stability from your part. Job is something which, along with identity also needs to offer stability, of course salary to count. More successful competitors, decline in sales, reduced working hours, iced up salary, employee turnover to list a few are nightmares any employee might fear to have, evolving a sense of distrust in their minds about the employer and the company.

Try making each and every change transparent so that later you need not explain all “why” and “buts” in the process of saving the company. Tell them what is the company’s situation, what have you planned out to recover.

  1. Overall corporate culture: However, one seeking desperately for a job will stay, but we do want someone who will remain. Right?? For that to happen without fail you need to see that whether your company respects its employees, praise them for their work, takes care of compensation, perks and benefits. More importantly, does it focus on employee satisfaction and empowerment as well?

It depends, maybe you cannot cater to each plate and make them feel at home, but you can make them feel comfortable so that they can focus and work well.

  1. Promotions or Raises: This is a point which I believe many job seekers or employees would place among the top five reasons. Seeing things from your perspective, let us place it here, but still it’s an important point to deem.

Over the decades the view point about salary has changed. Today it’s not simply because of money that one seeks a job (as discussed above in point 1) but it is a matter of concern if 15-20% of earning is found elsewhere with the same desired skills. This is where you need to retain your employees. Go with the trend; try learning about the market value for any preferred positions and how much your competitors are willing to give. Be smart because you never know the one planning to leave your organization could be one of the most desired and valued employees.

These 10 points will surely help you retain employees and reduce turnover. Still in need of recruitment, you can always count on us. We are Best Placement Consultants in Mumbai, we understand your recruiting needs like no other.

A Bad Job Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened To You

Do you feel trapped in a bad job? Well, you are not alone! Perfectly-fitting jobs must be the most elusive commodities in the job market. Landing a job they love is something that all the eager candidates thronging any manpower consultancy strive for. Not all of them, however, really manage to do so. As a result, many workers lead stressful lives bemoaning their bad jobs.

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You can consider your job bad due to several reasons. The position may be too small or underpaid, growth opportunities may be lacking, the boss may be harsh and unprofessional, co-workers may be difficult and spiteful, or the working conditions may be difficult. The job may be bad for you right from the beginning when you got it through consultants or it could become insufferable with changes in the work environment.

Anyhow, a bad job can make you dread going to work every day, gradually creating a mental condition that can lead to serious health and family problems. Still, before you curse your luck or blame the manpower consultancy, take heart. You might not realize it but a bad job can actually be the best thing that ever happened to you.

There is a lot you can learn from your bad job while the placement consultants in Bangalore try to find you a better one. The key thing is to maintain a positive approach towards your work. Bad jobs can make a positive impact on your career by teaching you some important lessons–

Give you an understanding of leadership

Bad jobs often come with bad bosses. By observing your boss’ working style and behavior closely, you can learn what separates an inspiring leader from an ineffectual one. This insight will be a big help in the future when your placement consultants find you a leadership position.

Teach you about handling confrontations

Disagreements with boss or co-workers tend to be part of bad jobs. In such a job, you can learn how to work under pressure and deal with confrontations in a calm and professional manner.

Help expand your network

Even if you don’t like your job, it does bring you in contact with people with whom you might develop strong bonds. You can build very useful contacts and reap professional benefits from them in the time to come.

Make you realize your needs and priorities

Bad job can help you recognize your career goals and realize exactly what type of job you want. The clarity helps when you contact the manpower consultancy Bangalore for a better employment option.

Motivate you and help you maximize your potential

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Having a bad job can motivate you to explore new opportunities even if only to get out of the unhappy situation. You can maximize your potential and take chances that you ordinarily would have avoided, but which might actually work wonderfully for you.

So, though it seems counter-intuitive, having a bad job can be great for your career. Be proactive; treat it as a learning opportunity and it will definitely take you a step higher on the success ladder.