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.