Whether it relates to objections about the job itself or individuals just don’t get along, workplace conflict is bad for business.
While only 5% of employees who experienced conflict resigned as a result and just 9% took time off, 40% of those who remained at work reported being less motivated and more than half (56%) reported stress, anxiety and/or depression. This ‘presenteeism’ has a considerable impact on productivity and businesses’ bottom line.
In this free 40-minute session, we will explore the impact of workplace conflict on organisations, looking at preventative measures and the positive impact that becoming a wellbeing-centric organisation can have on reducing conflict within the workplace and the need for more formal procedures.
Hosted by Head of Team and solicitor, Jane Hallas, alongside special guest Stephanie Robinson, Director of HR Consultancy from our partner’s Law at Work, this session will cover:
- The costs of not dealing with conflict appropriately, including the estimated costs of resignations, absences and reduced productivity;
- Formal approaches to conflict resolution, including workplace mediation, disciplinary and grievance procedures;
- The legal implications of a formal approach and how to manage this process compliantly;
- How to minimise the risks around successful constructive dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claims and what this looks like; and
- The escalation to early conciliation notices and Employment Tribunal claims.