Workplace Observation Paper

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The purpose of this study is to show the steps of handing the chronically tardy and absent employee in the workplace. This research will explore the steps it took to change the tardy and absent employee to becoming punctual at work. The employee will go through multiple steps to improve their behavior of becoming punctual in the workforce.


Employees coming to work late or calling out has been an ongoing problem and seems to be getting worse as times moves on. Employees who are late on a regular basis are called a chronically tardy employee. A chronically tardy employee is someone who is tardy a lot without any reliable reasons (Nicholson, 2012). Chronic absenteeism of employees is a serious and frustrating problem within
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Instead of going through the traditional discipline actions they made some policy changes. Since childcare issues are one of the main reasons for employees being late some employees have childcare at the workplace. Providing on-site child care centers can improve employee productivity and retention (Horizons, 2016). When the employer offers childcare that’s one less thing the employee has to worry about. Offering childcare shows the employers that they are valuable enough to deserve the convenience of having an on-site babysitter (Gegier, 2014). Some typical shifts like nine to five can’t work for everyone. Flex time is becoming popular in a lot of corporate jobs today. Flextime is an arrangement that allows an employee to alter the start and end times of her/his work day around the normal schedule of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Riverside, 2016). Employees like flex time because this gives them the option of making their own schedule regularly. Allowing workers to have some control over when they work and how they work gives them freedom and a sense of trust (Abry, 2014). The companies who offer flex time have seen a decrease in the amount of trades. “Flextime reduces absenteeism and not only help reduce such direct costs, but by providing employees with greater control of their lives, increase motivation and commitment, providing many indirect benefits for the organization (Nayab, 2011)”. Companies like Google have flex time and childcare at the workplace. Making the employees feel supported by their employer makes them want to come to work and most importantly on time (Googler,

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