Updated: Oct 23, 2018
Employee relations refers to a company’s efforts to manage the relationship between employer and employee. Employers should welcome healthy employee relations. Employees should feel safe in their workplace and have a sense of appreciation. Good employee relations produce increased productivity among employees and an increase in productivity usually results in an increase of profit which is good for your company’s business. Although, companies should start the relationship building process upon hire by properly welcoming and orienting new employees to the company’s policies and culture; employer/employee relations go well beyond the onboarding process.
Proper leadership is also a part of employer/employee relations. Good managers not only know their employees and what motivates them they also make themselves available to their employees when needed. Employees should be able to trust and communicate effectively with their managers at all times. Not having the proper management can be detrimental to your company, you want consistent management that is able to communicate and effectively manage your departments, poor management can run off some terrific employees and cause a high turnover rate in your company.