Sunday, May 17, 2015

What Employee Relations Seeks For

Happy employees are productive employees. Successful businesses know how to manage relationships to build lasting employee satisfaction.The most important part of any business is its people. No business can run effectively without them. But people don't work in a vacuum; they need to communicate and work with others to get their jobs done. To be successful, employers need to manage relationships in the workplace to keep the business functioning smoothly, avoid problems and make sure individual employees are performing at their best.
Employee relations mean managing employer-employee relationships. Generally, employee relations isa term used to describe a company's efforts to prevent and resolve problems arising from situations at work. The goal of an employee relations program is to increase employee satisfaction and maintain good morale among workers. Happy workers are more productive, and more productivity means a better bottom line for the business.
Employee relations seeks to:
Ø  Develop and maintain a positive relationship between employees and the college through programs and policies that ensure fairness, respect and consistent treatment for all employees,
Ø  Provide means for conflict resolution,
Ø  Enhance clear and accurate communication,
Ø  Recognize the efforts and contributions of employees to the college and it's mission.

Human Resources (HR) Specialists in Employee Relations aid managers and employees in administering HR activities through their knowledge of legislation, regulations, case law, and principles. These specialists are responsible for understanding the rules, practices, and precedents related to employee conduct, performance problems, awards, and dispute resolution.

Many typical employer-employee relationships will vary on the scale of closeness and familiarity, but it is essential that all employer-employee relationships involve at least these four major characteristics:-

a) Mutual respect                                    d) Gratitude
b) Mutual reliance

c) Openness and communication