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Common causes of employee dissatisfaction 

On Behalf of | Aug 18, 2022 | Employee Benefits

Your company has reached new heights over the last few years and your desire is for this growth to continue. Much of the success comes down to effective management but your team of employees has also had a role to play. 

As you take on more staff, you want to make sure that they remain content in the job. Outlined below are some of the more common causes of employee dissatisfaction, which are worth keeping in mind as you move forward. 

Unfair criticism 

Upper management faces a lot of pressure to hit their targets, which means keeping employees in line. Constructive criticism is always useful, but overly harsh criticism can impact employees in a negative way. Whenever an employee has to be disciplined, it’s important that your company stays within the confines of the law. A failure to do this can have all kinds of legal ramifications. 

Unfair pay structure 

While many workers opt for a career path that they enjoy, money is also a key motivator. The state of New York does have minimum wage requirements that must be honored. However, to get the most out of your employees and avoid disputes, it may be best to carefully consider what sort of wage and bonus structure is fair. 

Lack of acknowledgment 

Discipline has already been mentioned but it’s also important to think about praise. Sometimes, a simple acknowledgment can go a long way. Many companies choose to implement an employee of the month program, where workers are rewarded for their efforts in the form of a bonus, vouchers and other forms of recognition.  

Having the appropriate legal agreements in place with your workers will help to avoid disputes, and settle them should they arise. Seeking legal guidance from someone with experience in the field of employment law will help ensure that you remain on the right track.