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Managing Employees With Difficult Childcare ArrangementsPosted on by Stuart Falconer
As a business owner or leader, you will see your share of issues related to employees and their families. Some of these issues may cause attendance problems and issues with performance. Having a plan that helps you deal with these issues becomes extremely important when dealing with these types of employees.
One of the biggest problems with employees is in relation to issues with childcare. When children are sick or parents go through a divorce, finding childcare may be somewhat of a problem at times.
First, it is important that you are understanding of these employees. While you want them to be present, you should realise that they also have things going on in their lives outside of their jobs as well.
It is best to meet with these employees in order to determine how the situation can be handled in the best way. If you can, try to be as accommodating as possible, but remember that you need to be consistent between your employees. If possible, set up policies that can help aid employees who are having issues with childcare.
Some businesses have policies that allow employees to bring their children to work with them on occasion. While this may help some, you will not want it to be a regular occurrence. Depending on the business that you operate, it may also not be safe for children to be present either.
Another idea is to help aid employees with childcare costs. However, this can become expensive, especially if you have multiple employees with children. For best results, visit with your employee directly in order to learn how you can aid them with the problems they are having.
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