4 in 10 Employers Have Fired an Employee for Being Late

January 30, 2017 Debra Auerbach

workplace flexibility

Thanks to technology, long gone are the days when employees needed to physically be in the office in order to communicate with co-workers or complete tasks. As a result, many companies now allow for more flexibility when it comes to working remotely and logging hours.

In fact, a new CareerBuilder survey found that nearly 2 in 3 employers (64 percent) and employees (64 percent) believe the concept of “working 9 to 5” is an antiquated practice. Yet, more than half of employers (53 percent) still expect employees to be on time every day, and 4 in 10 (41 percent) have fired someone for being late.

What Does This Mean For You?

It is important to be clear on your policies when it comes to timeliness – and tardiness. If your company believes in allowing for more flexible schedules, you should outline specifically what that means so employees don’t misunderstand or take advantage of the increased flexibility. If your company enforces strict start and end times to the day, be transparent with these policies and equip managers with messaging to ensure they are communicating these guidelines appropriately.

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