Archive for the ‘Discipline’ Category

“My Dog Ate My Work Schedule” and More Outlandish (But True) Excuses for Being Late to Work

It happens to the best of us: The alarm fails, the traffic is bad, the kids dawdle and we end up late for work. In fact, according to a new Career Builder Survey, one in four workers admit they are late at least once a month, and more than one in 10 are late every […]

23 Mar 18 - Discipline - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

excuses for calling in sick

Friday Fun Day: This Year’s Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick

Slightly more than a third of workers (35 percent) said they called in sick over the last 12 months when they were feeling just fine, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. That’s perhaps not the best news for employers, but, the good news is that it’s an improvement from last year, when 38 percent of […]

21 Oct 16 - Discipline, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work

Some people have a hard time getting to work on time. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked employees how often they come in late to work: 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month, and 13 percent say it’s a weekly occurrence for them. The survey also asked […]

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Managing Performance

Effective management includes putting your employees on notice when their behavior falls below company expectations. Regular communication is especially important when you are dealing with a poor performer; on-going communication allows the employee to know your expectations, avoids surprises, and gives the employee a chance to improve. Documentation of performance issues is an important part […]

3 Aug 15 - Discipline, Performance - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

February 20 Webinar Clues You in on Workplace Investigations

Harassment. Theft. Substance abuse. Threats of violence. In the eyes of the court, employers need to use caution when investigating employees for alleged misconduct in the workplace. As you’ll learn in CalChamber’s upcoming live webinar, employers must conduct a prompt investigation that thoroughly ascertains the facts before taking any disciplinary action. Our employment law experts […]

6 Feb 14 - Discipline, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »