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    Increase Engagement, Productivity and Profits through Punctuality – The Cost of Employee Tardiness

Increase Engagement, Productivity and Profits through Punctuality – The Cost of Employee Tardiness

Although Five Interviews is all about hiring top talent, we do like to provide insights into other HR challenges that are commonly faced by businesses. In this article we are going to look at what tardy employees are costing you.Tardiness is a major problem that all employers face. Being a few minutes late for work, taking extra long lunch breaks or even arriving at meetings after they have begun all have associated costs that add up fast. Many managers view these costs as negligible and chalk them up to the price of doing business. However, the price tag on lateness may not be as minor as you think. Let’s put some numbers to this issue to see if tardiness is worth some attention. […]

Reference Checks: A Big Pain But So Much to Gain!

by Clark GlassfordUgh! Reference Checks. Who wants to do them? I will be the first to stand up and say Not me. To be frank…reference checks are a complete pain in the ass. Trying to track down an applicant’s previous employers and get them to open up about said applicant is downright painful. In fact it’s about as painful as a root canal minus the freezing. You spend a ton of time trying to get the information you need to make a decision as to whether or not you are going to hire this person. Some references you spend days playing telephone tag just to find out that they won’t provide a reference. Others give you one word answers to your questions, while others talk your ear off. References take time, patience and commitment none of which any of us has time for when we are desperate to hire someone. […]