Having a strong relationship with your employees is vital for creating a strong organizational culture. The better relationship employees have with management, the better the overall work environment for all. The great news is that even if your employee relations are lacking, there are many great ways to improve employee relations and work on building a stronger bond.
5 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
In a previous blog post, we discussed 6 Signs You Need to Improve Employee Relations. Here we will continue this conversation and discuss some ways to improve employee relations:
1. ASK FOR INPUT:
Having good employee relations requires you to have a strong dialogue with your team. Including them in strategic decisions and getting their input will not only increase relations, it can also provide you with new insights and help you look at things from a different perspective.
2. COMMUNICATE THE COMPANY MISSION AND VISION:
Employees want to know what they are working toward. They also want to understand how their specific role fits in with the company’s strategic direction. Make sure to communicate the company mission and vision, and be transparent about company direction.
3. RECOGNIZE A JOB WELL DONE:
A simple “thank you” and a handshake for a job well done can go a long way. Taking the time to recognize your employees’ efforts on a regular basis will help keep them engaged, and they will be more open to working with and communicating with management, not working against them.
4. PROMOTE WORK-LIFE BALANCE:
Work-life balance matters, and it is becoming an increasing concern for your employees. Creating a work environment that promotes work-life balance and gives your employees the flexibility to balance both aspects of their life will improve relations and ultimately create a strong team.
5. OFFER CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Your employees don’t want to be stuck in the same role forever. They want to work for companies that provide them with a clear career path and career development opportunities.
These are only 5 of the many ways you can improve employee relations. Communicate with your team to identify specific ways to improve your relationship with them.
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Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.