Employee Relations

What is the definition of Employee Relations?

Employee Relations is a term used to describe an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees. By maintaining healthy and positive relationships between employer-employee, organizations aim to keep employees loyal and more engaged.

Managing employee relations is often a responsibility of Human Resources, even though some organizations might have a designated employee relations manager role.

What are examples of what Employee Relations does?

  • Acting as an intermediary between employees and managers
  • Creating or advising on the creation of policies around employee issues (rewards and compensation, work-life balance, reasonable working hours…).

What is the role of HR in employee relations?

When it comes to employee relations, Human Resources usually has two roles:

  • Help to prevent and to resolve problems between managers and employees
  • Assisting in the creation of policies that ensure consistency and fairness for all employees in the workplace.
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