Employee Relations Management
Definition - employee relations • A continuous relationship between a defined group of employees (represented by a union or association) and an employer. • The relationship includes: ▫ The initial recognition of the rights and responsibilities of union and management ▫ The negotiations of a written contract concerning wages, hour and other conditions of employment ▫ and the interpretation and administration of this contract over its period of coverage.
Definition cont…. • A continuous relationship between a defined group of employees (represented by a union or association) and an employer. • The relationship includes: ▫ The initial recognition of the rights and responsibilities of union and management ▫ The negotiations of a written contract concerning wages, hour and other conditions of employment and ▫ The interpretation and administration of this contract over its period of coverage.
Definition (cont..) • Industrial, labour or employment relations regulate the link between the company and the employers and indirectly between society as whole and its citizen • The practice or the study of relationship within and between workers, working groups and their organisations and managers, employers and their organisations. .
Employee relations management • Refers to a 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. • Aims 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. • Employee relations programs focus on issues affecting employees, such as pay and benefits , supporting work-life balance , and safe working conditions .
• One of the most effective ways for a company to ensure good employee relations is to adopt a human resource strategy that places a high value on employees as stakeholders in the business. • A Stakeholders - A person committed, financially or otherwise, to a company and is affected by its success or failure. • When employees are treated as more than just paid laborers, but as actual stakeholders with the power to affect outcomes, they feel more valued for the job they do.
Importance of employee relations • When the needs of human beings meet the needs of organization, conflict often occurs. • There must be reasonable merger of person and organization if effective action is to result. • The goal of Human relations is integration leading to productive and creative collaboration toward mutual objectives.
• Research and experience indicates that there is a healthy overlapping of interests in such programes flexitime, job enlargement and enrichment, semiautonomous work groups, participative decision making, job evaluation, variable compensation plans.
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- Fall '17
- Business, Management