Archive for December, 2012

Common Employee Issues That Require Discipline

December 27th, 2012

There are a number of different issues that a company’s human resources department may need to deal with when it comes to employees that are inefficient. For example:

An employee that regularly complains – an employee may spend too much time complaining about their job and things happening in the company, leaving little time to actually accomplish what they need to. This type of employee also ends up creating a negative environment in the office.
An employee who is never consistent – this type of employee works hard some of the time, and then suddenly starts to lose focus. You …

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Tips for Disciplining Employees

December 20th, 2012

If you have an employee that regularly under-performs at work, either as a result of showing up late, or because they are simply inefficient at accomplishing tasks, it may be necessary to step in with disciplinary measures. Here are some steps that you can take in order to get that employee over the hurdle:

Have firm examples of the issue – always go to employees with firm examples of issues. Don’t just say “you’re always late”. Ensure that you have dates and times recorded so you can say “on September 24th you arrived at 9:24 when your shift was scheduled to …

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What If You’ve Got an Employee Who is Inefficient?

December 13th, 2012

In every workplace, there is someone who typically drags the rest of the team down, with a complete lack of productivity. This kind of employee just doesn’t do their part, and may even come up with excuses as to why they aren’t meeting deadlines. He or she may take phone calls, or send text messages during regular working hours.

If you’re considering whether or not they are worth keeping on the project, there are a number of things that you can do:

Talk to their supervisor – a supervisor on the job can provide insight as to whether or not …

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Paying Hourly Employees Public Holidays

December 6th, 2012

When you employ hourly employees and work in an industry where time at work is dictated by job need (rather than by days of the week), you run into an issue with what you are supposed to pay for public holidays.

In Australia, the general guidelines are as follows:

If an employee has the day off due to a public holiday, but it is a day that they normally work, then it is necessary to pay them their usual wages.
If an employee is not usually scheduled to work on the day that the public holiday occurs, and they will …

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Can my employee or contractors clock in for each other?

December 4th, 2012

I get asked this question a lot and here is a recent answer to another customer asking the same question….

From the customer… Is there a way to stop employees/contractors from giving there card to other employees and getting them to clock on/off?

There is no physical way to stop an employee cheating the system as you have explained, we understand this does happen from time to time.

You could consider a fingerprint control process where the only way an employee could clock in and out was with a fingerprint, these portable systems for construction are 3-4 times …

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