By: Erin Meuleners
Negativity has many effects on employees, but the biggest problem you face is that it ruins morale and with that affects productivity, sick days, and turnover rate (Richards). In human resources it is imperative that you ensure employee morale remains up and raise it if it is down. So how do you track it?
Having an open door policy encourages employees to have effective communication with you and seek your help (Team). Also, every time an employee leaves your company you should be attempting to conduct an exit interview. An exit interview allows you to understand what an employee wasn’t a good fit for your company and what changes you need to make to ensure that turnover remains manageable (Team s. )
If workplace negativity isn’t tracked and handled then the consequences can be significant. Having a positive culture is an essential part of basic employee wants and they will leave at best if not controlled. Read more about handling workplace negativity with this link http://humanresources.about.com/od/workrelationships/a/negativity.htm .
Richards, L. (n.d.). Effects of Low Employee Morale. Retrieved from Chron.com: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/effects-low-employee-morale-1768.html
Team, M. (n.d.). Open Door Policy – Meaning and its Advantages. Retrieved from management study guide: http://managementstudyguide.com/open-door-policy.htm
Team, s. (n.d.). The importance of an Exit Interview. Retrieved from Staff Masters: http://www.staffmasters.com/2014/04/22/durham-exit-interview/