We Can All Agree These 16 Things Make Us Miserable at Work
When it comes to leading a successful business, understanding the wants and needs of your employees is vital. Not only that, but actually paying attention and building relationships with these people is crucial.
On top of issues concerning fair pay, vacation time and growth, did you know that some managers don’t even take the time to remember employees’ names? It’s true: A recent study found that 36 percent of employees complained that their boss didn’t know their names. Even more felt undervalued at work, that they weren't paid fairly and like their boss played favorites.
To understand some of the most common, major issues that employees deal with today, here are 16 top complaints of employees and issues in the workplace today.
Disputes handled poorly
Credit taken for work
Lack of growth
Another major issue that many employees face is a lack of a solid support system and not feeling like they can grow in a company. In fact, according to Randstad USA’s survey, only 41 percent of surveyed employees felt confident that their boss was helping them to achieve career growth.
Vacation time handled poorly
An earlier survey found that 80 percent of managers said they believed vacation is important for employees and 69 percent said they actually encouraged employees to take time off. However, according to employees, that may be an exaggeration. Turns out, 67 percent of employees said that they’ve either never heard anything from their employers about taking time off or if they had they were mixed or negative messages.
Even when on a vacation, many people felt like they couldn't fully unplug and unwind. According to a study, two-thirds of employees admitted to working while they were on vacation.
Not making time
Another major communication issue that employees complained about is that their bosses don’t make time to meet with them one on one. In fact, over half of surveyed employees by Harvard Business Review said that their managers didn’t have time to meet with them.
Lack of care
Lack of transparency
Transparency is also a major issue when it comes to running a successful company with happy employees. And most organizations don't foster this sense of transparency -- especially when it comes to pay. According to Payscale, 23 percent of employees said their companies were transparent about pay.