Hi there, I've hired a few smokers and they are terrible on productivity. They leave their workstation almost every hour, it seems, to go out for a smoke - I can't have people taking a 10-15 min break every hour, while non-smokers don't get that luxury.
That article says we can't ask this in a job interview
, because it is asking about what they do outside of work. But, this has nothing to do with outside of work - it most certainly affects productivity and job performance.
How can we state the question in the interview so we stop hiring smokers that waste away their day?
Or, can we state that we don't allow smoke breaks
be a way to just state our policy and then smokers won't want to work here? We don't have this in our current handbook
, but I'd be totally for adding it.
Can we also terminate someone for cause for skipping out on the job so frequently?