How to confront absenteeism from work

Absenteeism can become a major problem if it is not tackled as soon as a pattern of behaviour becomes apparent. You must stick to the facts, be careful that you don’t come across as accusing and avoid probing questions into the person’s health. With this guideline you can approach conversations with confidence that you’ll get to the bottom of the problem without creating any labour relations issues.
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Absenteeism can become a major problem if it is not tackled as soon as a pattern of behaviour becomes apparent. You must stick to the facts, be careful that you don’t come across as accusing and avoid probing questions into the person’s health. With this guideline you can approach conversations with confidence that you’ll get to the bottom of the problem without creating any labour relations issues.

Contents:

Background

Planning a first conversation on absenteeism

    • Opening
    • Facts first
    • Feelings second
    • Invite a response

Planning a second conversation

Considering discipline

A template is included on which you can plan your own conversations and if you wish, return it to Straight Talk for personal e-mail feedback.