Grievances at all time high!
Nearly a third of employers have seen employee grievances rise over the past two years, particularly around workplace relationships and pay. According to a recent survey, relationships with managers or colleagues is the most common reason for a grievance being raised. Many employees are also raising concerns relating to pay or grading as living costs surge.
The top three reasons for employee grievances are bullying or harassment (67%), relationships with managers (54%) and relationships with colleagues (49%).
Four in 10 employees, responding to the survey, stated that managers were ineffective at resolving issues with employees prior to their concern being escalated to the formal grievance or disciplinary stage. Some said that managers did not want to be seen as the “bad guy”, while others said a lack of training had left managers ill-equipped to deal with complaints.