Employee relations

Employee relations are concerned with how employers work together with their employees.

If employers maintain positive employee relationships within the organisation it can lead to a motivated workforce.

Other benefits may include:

  • The organisation will have a positive image for treating staff well. This may lead to a higher standard of employee applying to work for the business.
  • Disputes between employees and employers are less likely because employees feel they have been consulted.
  • Implementing changes in the business is easier for management as employees will be more flexible.
  • Employees will be more committed to the organisation resulting in the business being more likely to meet its objectives.

Poor employee relations

Workers and managers do not always work in harmony.

These groups sometimes have different aims. This can lead to conflict and trouble occurring in the workplace.

Poor employee relations can lead to: