Employer's Bugbears

CV-Library find what irks employers.

Employer's Bugbears

UK & Europe

Research from CV-Library has found two thirds (62.6 per cent) of employers find their employees frustrating from time-to-time. In fact, the number one bugbear for over half (54.2 per cent) of UK employers was their staff turning up to work late. CV-Library surveyed 200 employers and explored the habits of UK professionals that drive their bosses crazy. Respondents were asked to reveal the behaviour that they find most frustrating from their workforce. The biggest bugbears that bosses have with their employees include:

  1. Showing up to work late - 54.2 per cent
  2. Complaining to colleagues instead of discussing problems with their boss - 41.2 per cent
  3. Not taking responsibility for their mistakes - 39.9 per cent
  4. Messing around during work hours - 32.7 per cent
  5. Spreading gossip - 29.4 per cent
  6. Not being a team player - 28.8 per cent
  7. Communicating only over email - 21.6 per cent
  8. Making ridiculous demands - 14.4 per cent
  9. Not being grateful for the rewards they receive- 6.5 per cent
  10. Sucking-up to the boss - 2 per cent

“As the boss, you have to manage your own workload, whilst also organising your team,” Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments. “It’s understandable then that you can become frustrated with them at times, especially when they aren’t sticking to the rules. However, it’s important that you build positive relationships in the workplace, especially with your staff. This means that open communication is key.”

“If you feel that your employees are breaking the rules or not being as productive as they should be, it might be time to have a chat with them to explain the behaviour you expect at work. After all, it’s important that everyone is on the same page,” he says. “Plus, it’s essential to build trust amongst workers and if there’s underlying tension because of communication problems, this can be difficult.”



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