BLUF: How can I track employee attendance and timeliness when I don't work with them physically?
I remotely manage a team of directs who are colocated in one office. My manager and others have brought it to my attention that one of my directs has had spotty attendance in the office - coming in late, leaving early, that type of thing. Normally, I don't care so long as my team is delivering results on time and getting the work done. That's not the case with this employee. I'm presently documenting my feedback on other behaviors but I'm not quite sure how the approach this one.
I've considered setting up daily check-ins, monitoring his status on IM to see when he comes online, pulling physical access logs, things like that. All of them seem like babysitting to me and I know that when an employee feels that way, they usually don't give their top performance.
Any and all suggestions are much appreciated.