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How To Motivate Employees To Take Fewer Leaves?

There are barely a few people in every office who love their work more than anything else. Infact, employees usually keep a check on holidays, don’t like when a festival is on weekends instead of weekdays and keep making up excuses to take days off from the office. Even those who love their work, don’t love routine, and so, leaves are mostly used unnecessarily. 

We and your employees know what matters the most to you is work which clearly gets hampered when they take leaves. This is why they come up with sickness related excuses as these are the only excuses, you cannot deny them to take a leave for.

In this blog, we tell you how you can encourage employees to take fewer leaves and work dedicatedly towards the success of your long term and short term goals. Let us begin.

Make a uniform policy

Primarily, you need attendance management software to keep a track of time and leaves. In the same, you should also set a paid time off policy, sick leave policy, and others. This will at least bring some system to the office time and attendance rules. This will also be just and fair to all. When employees are managed across departments, having a policy in place will ensure that the attendance and time rules are the same for one and all. When the different treatment will stop, the employees will themselves feel more loyal towards the organisation. In turn, this will give them more motivation to work well. 

Primarily, you need attendance management software to keep a track of time and leaves. In the same, you should also set a paid time off policy, sick leave policy, and others. This will at least bring some system to the office time and attendance rules. This will also be just and fair to all. When employees are managed across departments, having a policy in place will ensure that the attendance and time rules are the same for one and all. When the different treatment will stop, the employees will themselves feel more loyal towards the organisation. In turn, this will give them more motivation to work well.

Make a uniform policy

Primarily, you need attendance management software to keep a track of time and leaves. In the same, you should also set a paid time off policy, sick leave policy, and others. This will at least bring some system to the office time and attendance rules. This will also be just and fair to all. When employees are managed across departments, having a policy in place will ensure that the attendance and time rules are the same for one and all. When the different treatment will stop, the employees will themselves feel more loyal towards the organisation. In turn, this will give them more motivation to work well. 

Manage absenteeism

It is extremely important for an organisation to instil in the minds of employees how important their job is and how their absence affects the whole work pipeline. There should be a supervisor who should be informed about the reason and leave date. After that, you should welcome the employee after his leave warmly. During all this while, you should not use a sarcastic or negative tone to address the impact of the leave taken by an employee. You should rather make them feel so warmly welcomed when they join that they realise how valuable you consider them. This will make them guilty of taking any leave without a reason.

Provide Flexibility


When you want employees to take fewer leaves, you have to balance the same elsewhere, especially when you have alternate Saturdays off or no Saturday off. Don’t forget that your employees have a personal life too. This is why you should allow the employees to leave early for some days in a month. There can be any doctor appointment, a movie show, friends coming over or any other thing. Allowing them to leave early for a few days will at least make them come to the office instead of taking a leave altogether.

So, in a nutshell, start using attendance management software, make work timings flexible, and frame policies for taking a leave. All this will be enough to keep the employees coming to the office and taking as fewer leaves as possible.