Track Training Tips No 12.

 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Train them – regularly, to achieve their objectives and add value.
  4. Coach Them – and make sure your Managers know how to do it.
  5. Motivate Them –  never, ever be too busy to say please, thank you and well done – as a minimum.
  6. Involve Them – two arms, two legs and a brain for free – use it.
  7. 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.
  8. Promote from within wherever possible. Provide feedback and Continuous Professional Development opportunities.
  9. Make coming to work fun!
  10. Make sure your managers are bought into all of the above.

Links to workshops:

Practical Leadership Skills

Coaching Skills

Conducting an Effective Performance Review

For further information and business support contact Dave Chesters on 01785 823583 or take a look at our website – www.tracktrainingservices.co.uk 

 

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