Your employees are the backbone of your organization, making it essential to have strong employee relations. However, amid the stress and speed of day-to-day operations, it can be easy to lose focus on the importance of having an engaged workforce, including strong employee relations.

“Building a strong employee relations strategy involves creating an environment that delivers what people want now (or in the near future). Your employees want to feel good about who they are, what they do and where they work. And you want to feel good about productivity, overall performance and the emerging leaders in your organization,” says Debbie Muller on HR Acuity.

Strong employee relations will not only keep your employees happy, it’s a key success factor. Companies with strong employee relations have motivated employees who produce at a high level, their employees are loyal and less likely to leave, and there is less conflict. But how can you tell if your company has a good employee relations strategy? We’ve put together 4 telltale signs.


Having a good relationship with your employees is important. It’s also an ongoing process. Here are some signs that you currently have a strong relationship with your people:

1. Low turnover:

One of the main ways to tell if your company has strong employee relations is low turnover. If you treat your people right, they won’t be looking elsewhere. They will be more willing to stay with your company long term and grow professionally within your company.

2. Collaborative environment:

When you have strong employee relations, the management versus employees dichotomy is eliminated and replaced with a collaborative environment where all parties are on the same page and are working toward a common goal.

3.  You have a company culture your employees want to be part of:

A strong organizational culture is another sign that you have good rapport with your people. Good relations will make your employees more engaged, and have them wanting to be part of and promoting organizational culture.

4. Reputation:

Developing a reputation as a good company to work for is a sure fire sign that you are doing a good job with employee relations. A good reputation will benefit your brand, make your company a more desirable company to work for, and will help you attract more top talent in your industry.


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Jesse Ryan

Jesse’s role with AugmentHR is to seek out organizations that can truly benefit from our unique approach to solving HR and talent acquisition problems. After 17 years in the recruitment industry, Jesse is driven to educate on more efficient and cost effective ways to approach hiring. Jesse has worked in every facet of talent acquisition: staffing, corporate, consulting, and as an independent contractor. He has a keen interest in helping others and spends much of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations, like CivicAction, 360Kids and Treble Victor Group. Always on the move, Jesse fills the rest of his free time competing in a variety of sports. Jesse is a former 5 time Karate Ontario champion, military biathlon champion, and an Ironman triathlete.

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