Effects of Employee Moonlighting
Employee moonlighting is an unhealthy practice that takes place in many organisations. On the surface, it is condoned by many “as long as it does not affect performance”. In reality it is inevitable that performance will be affected as the employee are usually distracted, sometimes sleep deprived as well. In more sinister cases, loyalty to the organisation is compromised and confidential information, trade secrets or sales revenue lost.
Signs your employee may be moonlighting:
- Lateness to work
- Sleepiness during working hours
- Regular absence/medical leave
- Long term medical leave
- Fake injuries
- Hearsay about sideline work
- Drop in work performance
- Loss of contracts/sales to unknown competitors, etc.