We all want to be in the boss’s good books – but it has been revealed that almost two-thirds (62.6 per cent) of employers find their employees frustrating from time to time.
In fact, the number one bugbear for more than half (54.2 per cent) of UK employers was their staff turning up to work late.
That’s according to the latest research from independent job board CV-Library, whose survey of 200 employers explored the habits of UK professionals that drive their bosses crazy.
Respondents were asked to reveal the behaviour which they find most frustrating from members of their workforce.
The biggest bugbears which bosses have with their employees include:Showing up to work late – 54.2 per cent.Complaining to colleagues instead of discussing problems with their boss – 41.2 per cent.Not taking responsibility for their mistakes – 39.9 per cent.Messing around during work hours – 32.7 per cent.Spreading gossip – 29.4 per cent.Not being a team player – 28.8 per cent.Communicating only over email – 21.6 per cent.Making ridiculous demands – 14.4 per cent.Not being grateful for the rewards they receive – 6.5 per cent.Sucking-up to the boss – two per cent.
“Every workplace has its own rules and expectations, so it can be easy to get caught up in our day-to day tasks without realising that our actions are frustrating to others,” says Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library.
“However, causing disruption at work isn’t great for your career, and could start to cause some tension if not handled correctly.
“If you’re doing any of the bugbears above or aren’t being as productive as you could be, it might be time to make some changes to your actions.
“After all, showing up to work late or messing around during work hours looks unprofessional and may affect your job prospects.
“So if you’re unsure of the behaviour your boss expects, consider talking it through with them.“It’s important that you build positive relationships in the workplace, and open communication is key for this,” adds Biggins.