5 Stages Of A Corrective Action Program

Personal Development

By Kay Fitzgerald
Last Updated November 25, 2020

A planned approach to managing absenteeism is essential for any business.

This is because it's important to be consistent when supporting employees.

Now, Let's explore the five main stages of a corrective action initiative.

Meet with the employee.

State concern over absences.

Let the employee to explain absences.

Explain that attendance will be
now be monitored.


Verbal

Initial

Persistent absences require a more formal response.

State that documented absences will be recorded on their file.

Employee should receive a copy
of the letter.



Written

Initial

Again, allow the employee to explain their absences.

Clearly repeat that their absences
will be documented.

Written Warning

Second

Should absences persist the employee should receive a second written warning.

The employee should be given a
copy of this letter.

Written Warning

Second

Should absences persist the employee should be met again and documented evidence should be placed in their file.

They should be informed that they
are being suspended.

Suspension

Formal

The duration of the suspension is dependent on:

- The organization
- Employee's length of service
- Severity of the absenteeism 

Suspension

Formal

Has the employee been afforded and assistance to improve their attendance record?

Key Questions

Discharge

Have organizational procedures been adhered to, exhausted, and documented?

Have sufficient time elapsed to allow the employee to rectify their situation?

Key Questions

Discharge

This option should only be taken if there hase been "no" satisfactory improvement in attendance.

The employee should be discharged on their inability to improve their attendance record.

Discharge

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