Sticky workplace situation causing grief?

Here’s why it might be time to call in the HR experts

Conflict in the workplace is often uncomfortable and unavoidable. When you put a mix of personalities into one space, all trying to work towards a common goal, it’s no surprise there are clashes. We’re all human. But knowing how to navigate those challenges as a manager or business owner is tough.

Throw in the ever-changing legal obligations on handling these situations, and the problem is even more complex. But difficult situations make us stronger, especially in the workplace. No one ever said managing staff would be easy – but knowing your team could be stronger on the other side of conflict is the silver lining when things turn tough.

So, how do you diffuse these tricky situations and turn them into positive outcomes? Calling in the HR experts could be your secret weapon to success. Here’s why.

1. You’ll get the facts

Employment law is always changing, and on top of everything else you have on your plate as a manager, it can take a lot of work to keep up with the latest legal obligations. The good news is that it’s our job to stay updated with this knowledge – so you don’t have to. When you’re dealing with any conflict, we’re on hand with the facts to ensure you’re covered.

2. Advice without emotion

In these situations, you’re often at your wit’s end with no clear view of how to solve the problem. Sometimes, the solution isn’t easy – but because we’re not emotionally invested, we can take a pragmatic, big-picture view and find solutions that others may not have seen before – and everyone can live with.

3. Deal with like-minded businesspeople

When we offer advice and solutions, we speak from experience. That means we can walk into a scenario, listen to the business owner or manager to understand what the challenges are and work with them to reach the best outcomes – using tailored advice that’s supportive, professional and knowledgeable.

4. Be reassured by experience

For more than twenty years, we’ve seen too many people make mistakes – and we don’t want you to make the same ones. Often, a caring employer may take action, thinking it’s the right thing to do and will protect everyone’s feelings. But they can get themselves into trouble and face a costly personal grievance against them. We know how these situations play out and can help you avoid getting into one.

5. Broad skillset to cover your needs

As professionals, we offer a wide range of services to cover any HR need you may face: professional consulting, education, training and human resource solutions for small and medium business clients. These involve diverse tasks such as business research, analysis, planning and management counselling, to achieve the best outcome for your situation and give you tools to navigate other difficulties in the future.

Dealing with conflict in the workplace? Time to call in the experts

Workplace conflict and other difficult situations are an inevitable part of business. But instead of burying your head in the sand or digging a deeper hole of conflict, HR experts can help you diffuse these situations and even spark positive outcomes. Although conflicts can be uncomfortable, they’re great lessons in navigating challenges, and once you’re on the other side, the business will be stronger than ever.

If you’re having a tough time and need guidance, give us a call – we’re always here to help.