Workplace Issues

What are workplace issues?

Issues happen in every workplace from time to time. If they’re not dealt with, they can make workplaces unproductive and difficult for everyone. Some issues are easy to fix with just a simple conversation. Other workplace issues may take more time and effort. Either way, its best to identify and act on issues early before they disrupt work relationships and business.

Common Workplace Issues

Issues can happen in any workplace. If they’re not resolved quickly, they can escalate into disputes, causing disruptions in even the most harmonious of workplaces. We find that most issues can be resolved by addressing the problem in the workplace as quickly as possible. We can give helpful information and advice to you and your employees about how to resolve some common workplace issues.

Common Employee Issues

These are some of the common issues employees can experience in the workplace:

  • My pay doesn’t seem right
  • I’ve been fired and I’m not sure what I’m entitled to
  • Help with bullying in the workplace
  • I’m a migrant worker being treated unfairly
  • I think I could be an employee, not a contactor

Common Employer Issues

Do you have an issue in your business? Below are some of the common issues employers can experience in a workplace:

  • I’m not sure what to pay my employees
  • I’m not sure which award covers my business
  • My employee isn’t doing their job properly
  • I think I’ve underpaid my employee
  • My employee left without giving notice

Do you have a Different Workplace Issue?

We can guide you; we’ll ask a few questions about yourself and your situation, and help you to find the answers and information to resolve it.

Just a few Things We can Help With

We can help you and your employees with issues such as:

  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Communication problems
  • Gossip
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Low motivation and job satisfaction
  • Poor communication and management practices

Risks to Mental Health at Work

At work, risk to mental health, also called psychosocial risks, may be related to job content or work schedule, specific characteristics of the workplace or opportunities for career development among other things.

Risk to mental health at work can include:

  • Under-use of skills or being under-skilled for work
  • Excessive workloads or work pace, understaffing
  • Long, unsocial or inflexible hours
  • Lack of control over job design or workload
  • Unsafe or poor physical work conditions
  • Organisational culture that enables negative behaviours
  • Limited support from colleagues or authoritarian behaviours
  • Violence, harassment or bullying
  • Discrimination and exclusion
  • Unclear job role
  • Under or over-promotion
  • Job insecurity, inadequate pay, or poor investment in career development and
  • Conflicting home/work demands

These workplace issues can be resolved with a visit to Alegna Solutions Psychology Practice. Workplace issues can cause some major challenges to your business, the mental health of your employees plays a big role in your business’s success. So, if you notice a dispute starting between your employees or between you and your employees. Come talk to us, you’ll be amazed at how quickly we can provide support and resolution towards a better workplace.