Many employees, especially ones who do their job well, don’t see minor tardiness as a problem. Here’s how to tactfully show them that they are wrong:
- Add up the costs. Take the minutes that the employee is typically late each day, and multiply them by the number of annual workdays. Calculate the total amount of hours and money that he or she will cheat the company out of in a year.
- Share a scenario. Consider the numbers above and extrapolate them to everyone in the company. Explain that you cannot have everyone arriving late each day, so you can’t overlook his or her tardiness.
— Adapted from “3 Proven Ways to Deal With Employees’ Lateness,” www.hrzone.com.