How to deal with employee lateness — how to notice the problem and what to do next

Why are employees late for work?

  • Public transport delays (29%)
  • Unforeseen circumstances (25%)
  • Bad weather (18%)
  • Oversleeping (14%)
  • Forgetting something (12%)

How to notice persistently late employees

How to handle late employees

Step 1: Make sure it’s not just a short-term thing

Step 2: Invite your tardy employee for a chat

Step 3: Set goals and outline consequences

Step 4: Reward improvements

Step 5: Consider flexible working hours

Managing late employees



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