Is It Really So Difficult To Manage Employees??
I am throwing this topic out there for discussion. Is it really so difficult to manager employees? What do you find is the hardest part of the interaction between you and your staff? Attendance, attitudes, maintaining consistency with personnel policies, practices and procedures? Let’s hear from you!
We’re a small office with few employees. They are extremely difficult to manage — even the most manageable of them think it’s either a joke or an insult to require them to take a lunch. They conveniently forget to punch in or out; some take the wrong card and punch it; some try to hide their time on the clock but out of the office by not punching. The “I forgot” excuse is #1. How do you enforce and/or discipline employees for the time card infraction?
Employees who refuse to follow the proper procedure should be given a written warning. It’s just that serious! If they continue to make a joke out of it you must reach a level of either suspension, or termination, if they continue to violate the policy. The Labor Board is not going to care that they did not cooperate and will levy fines against the company. You will have to enforce the policy or you could be held financially accountable later.