Essential Guide to Ethics Hotlines: Best Practices, Benefits, and Policies

Introduction Organizations are under continual pressure to adopt and maintain ethical practices. Stakeholders, including shareholders and customers, expect companies to behave ethically; when they don't, they are quick to voice their displeasure. In addition, the rise of social media has made it easier for people to share information about unethical behavior, putting pressure on companies

Absenteeism Rate: How to Calculate and Define Absence Rate

This guide is a short Q&A covering everything you need to know about your employee absenteeism rate or workplace absence rate. This includes defining absenteeism, the absenteeism rate formula, how to calculate your absenteeism rate, benchmarks, and tips for reducing absenteeism in your organization. What is absenteeism in the workplace? Absenteeism in the workplace is

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Managing Employee Attendance and Reducing Absenteeism

What Absenteeism Is & How to Manage It  Merriam-Webster defines absenteeism as "chronic absence (as from work or school)". Anyone who has scheduled and supervised workers knows what a headache it is to scramble to cover an absent employee's duties on short notice. But what are the big-picture impacts of absenteeism on the

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What is a Whistleblower Hotline?

When it comes to safeguarding against fraud, waste, and abuse in the workplace, whistleblower hotlines play a critical role. A hotline provides employees with a confidential way to report suspected wrongdoing and can be an essential part of an organization's compliance program. When used effectively, whistleblower hotlines can be an invaluable asset for organizations. Here's

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What is an Employee Call-Off Hotline?

Every employer knows the confusion that can come with unexpected absences. When the absence reporting process isn’t streamlined, this confusion can go from a mild inconvenience to a potential threat to your business operations. That is where employee call-off hotlines come in. What is an Employee Call-Off Hotline? An employee call-off hotline is a dedicated

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FMLA Call-in Procedures: What Employers Need to Know

Important Elements of Your FMLA Attendance Policy for Employees Calling Off Work The regulations contained in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are complex. Unless you understand FMLA, you can find yourself in violation of the Act.  Employer costs for FMLA violations can range from modest fines to crippling legal expenditures. The key is

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How to Implement a Point System Attendance Policy: The Employer’s Guide

Putting Your No-Fault Attendance Policy Into Action Whether your new employee attendance point system implementation is successful depends largely on workers’ first reactions when the change is announced. A great implementation process is 90% planning and 10% rollout. A well-planned announcement with a positive physical or virtual presentation can make all the difference. Read on

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How to Create an Attendance Point System Policy and SOPs

How to Create a No-Fault Attendance Policy & Attendance Point System SOPs To begin tackling this project, the first step is to decide what to include when you write an attendance point system policy. While the basics of the policy are common to most companies in the United States, the specifics can vary from organization

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