Habitual Absenteeism is a disease to business - Fix it before get worst

As a business owner or human resource manager, I bet you’ll meet a few workers who have habitual absenteeism in your career life, meaning those always syok syok absence from work. I know, this is super annoying and yet it happens all the time.

Years back, there’s a court case between Mr. Thawendran and Malaysian Airline System Berhad (AWARD NO : 413 OF 2014). Mr. Thawendran got dismissed by the company because he did not come to work and did not inform his supervisor. - ABSENT WITHOUT PRIOR LEAVE OR WITHOUT APPROVAL

Guess what? The same problem happened so many times during his service with the company and one day, the company decide that’s enough! The company issued a Letter of Allegation, conducted Disciplinary Inquiry, bring up the absenteeism reporting to prove how many days in total he did not show up to work, then request Mr. Thawendran to provide his explanation.

Yes, if you’ve come across these cases, you already know what their explanations will be. The company found his explanation is not acceptable and decided to hold a domestic inquiry about this misconduct, and the panel of inquiry found he’s guilty, the company reviewed the seriousness of the misconduct and decided to dismiss him from service. Then here we are, a court case file against Malaysian Airline System Berhad on Mr. Thawendran’s dismissal. However, after reviewing the attendance records, the Court ruled in favor of the employer, citing the attendance reports as evidence of Thawendran's poor attendance record.

This case highlights the importance of having accurate attendance reports as evidence when dealing with habitual absenteeism. As a HR Manager or business owner, it’s important to have an attendance tracking system to help you monitor your worker’s attendance and identify any patterns of absenteeism.

Otopass Attendance System (OtoHR) automates the attendance tracking process, reducing the risk of errors for you and provides accurate attendance reports in real-time to support in any event of misconduct of poor attendance.

OtoHR offers a range of features, including:

  • Customizable attendance policies: You can set up attendance policies that align with your company's rules and regulations and monitor compliance with ease.
  • Time clock integration: The system can be integrated with a biometric time clock or QR code scanner, making it easy for employees to clock in and out.
  • Real-time attendance tracking with GPS: You can track attendance in real-time, making it easier to identify patterns of absenteeism and take appropriate action. This is also suitable for site workers and retail businesses.

By implementing an attendance tracking system like OtoHR, you can effectively tackle habitual absenteeism and reduce the risk of legal consequences.

Don't wait until it's too late - start tracking attendance with OtoHR today! Reach me at 016-443 9025 to find out more!

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