What are Employee Relations?
‘Employee relations’ define the company’s efforts to manage relationships between employers and employees. An organization with a good employee relations program provides fair and consistent treatment to all employees so they will be committed to their jobs and loyal to the company. Such programs also aim to prevent and resolve problems arising from situations at work.
Employee relations programs are typically part of a human resource strategy designed to ensure the most effective use of people to accomplish the organization’s mission. Human resource strategies are deliberate plans companies use to help them gain and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Employee relations programs focus on issues affecting employees, such as pay and benefits, supporting work-life balance, and safe working conditions.
An IT company is more dependent on it’s employees as they are the end provider of service and by them client relationship can be maintain in a very healthy way. So it become more essential for IT firms to retain employees for longer duration and maintain their goodwill.
A healthy work relationship with employees not only creates a positive work environment but also helps in the growth of an organization and can earn much trust & loyalty from those who are employed. Not much is talked about Boss-Employee Relationship. Like any other relationship it also has many wavelengths and needs a proper flow to sustain and grow.
Human beings are naturally social creatures – we crave friendship and positive interactions, just as we do food and water. So it makes sense that the better our relationships are at work, the happier and more productive we’re going to be. The more we interact with them, the more they gonna response in a healthy way.
Why Having Good Relations with Employees is Important?
Good working relationships give us several other benefits: our work is more enjoyable when we have good relationships with those around us. Also, people are more likely to go along with changes that we want to implement, and we’re more innovative and creative.
It improves teamwork-It is common knowledge that people who get on well with each other are more likely to work well together and less conflicts arise between them. Improved employee morale-The development of good relationships in the workplace have the potential to improve the mood of employees, making them subsequently more productive and let them be free in their own way.
Quick Ways to Gain their Trust:
- Welcome should be with very friendly.
- Employee should be made easy with their work.
- No-personal Biases should be observe.
- Nepotism should not be followed in any case.
- Recognition should be encouraging to increase their morale.
- Informal relations should also be maintained.
Communicate as more as possible as employees also have many things to say which affects them, or where they wanna a change. But due to the organizational ladder they are often afraid to open up on sensitive issue alternatively that effects their performance and reduce their job satisfaction, which adversely affect company reputation and work profile,so each should have equal space for their say which is necessary.
Try to make them leader on task allotted to them, try to understand their body language, non- verbal notions and be reciprocate to them. Build more confidence and try to encourage them more often by employee engagement activities. Confidence boosting session, informal meetups to know them better.
“The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.” –Rick Pitino