If you run a business and handle employees, at some point you will encounter these most common complaints. However small or significant your business is, as long as you have employees, you will need to tackle these issues. Ensuring you are aware that these sentiments may be felt, is an excellent start to combat it. Although you can not please everyone, you can create a healthy working environment. Here are the three most common gripes employees have.
Employees Will Complain About Their Salary
Many people will always think that they do more than acknowledged and get paid less than they deserve. It is a typical and natural response especially when one is tired and overworked. It can also be due to working conditions not being ideal. It usually boils down to employees not being appropriately managed. They have to realize how they fit into the company's plans and how essential they are to the company's goal.
Employees Will Take Advantage Of Sick Leaves
It feels like school all over again. You fake sickness and get away with it. You call in sick because you do not feel like working today. Or maybe you would instead be doing something else. It does happen more than you would assume. Rampant "call-ins" is a sign of poor management or poor employee morale. Managers may not be recording attendance correctly leading to many absences by the team.
Motivation is another factor here. If the employee is invested and feels responsible for their work, then they would avoid doing this. Employee satisfaction really falls into how happy and engaged are they in their work. Do they feel like they are essential to the organization? Do they feel personally responsible for the success of the business?
Employees Will Procrastinate And Cram
A purely results-based system will encourage some employees to coast either once they are done or until the deadline nears. Finishing early may sound good for your business. However, if the employee wastes time since he has submitted a deliverable early, then you are paying him for doing nothing. You want them to finish in a reasonable time, and put quality into their work.
To avoid this, measure your employees in different aspects. Goals and deliverables is a big part of it. However, improvements in the process and other contributions should also help. Make them accountable for their work.
Team success relies on each working well and working together for a common goal. Make sure your business is running well by ensuring your employees are on the same page. In the same way, make sure your insurance is working well for you by giving you the right coverage. At Mauser & Tobin Co., Inc., we work hard in making sure that our clients are well-protected with policies that they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (516) 747-0171 or Click Here to request a free quote.