This year we witness a once-in-every-four-years phenomenon: the Leap Year. The elusive 29th February, through its rarity, holds a certain mystique with more than its fair share of traditions. Coupled with the month’s long-standing association with love, this is the day when women the world over are granted a licence usually reserved for the domain of men: the rare opportunity to propose to her man.
‘Tis the month of love, and roses abound. But as the international day of love comes around, you may find that there are certain employees to whom you’d rather give the boot than a bouquet. The employer-employee relationship is not always a bed of roses: occasionally you find yourself dealing with a few thorns. Such as an employee who drinks on duty, persists in arriving late or leaving early, stubbornly refuses to follow instructions, wilfully disregards company policies, siphons off company property ………. fill in the blank! Difficult though it may be, you would be well-cautioned against acting on a knee-jerk, and instantly showing your employee the door. Unless the thought of dealing with the CCMA is an appealing one to you, here are a few guidelines that may help you in disciplining the wayward employee.