You have decided to wait until Joan brings up the matter of her absence, but she does not. However, she was present each day for the next two weeks and then misses a Friday again and the Monday of the following week, no explanation and now off again today, Friday.
When, and if, she comes back in on Monday next week, what approach will you take with her?
Which of the steps listed below would you take?
Open each one in turn and decide which to take in response to the problem above. Use the link in your chosen response to see the consequence of your action.
Explain to her the importance of good attendance to the efficiency of the department. Point out to her what would happen if everyone were absent for a long weekend starting on the Friday and even extending it to the Monday too. Urge her to try to do better or consider leaving.
Tell her that her personal problems are her own, but that efficiency is your business. Tell her that she must improve or get out.
Be friendly but tell her that you are going to place a warning letter in her HR file that states that she must improve the following month.