Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer

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Hi All,
I need some feedbacks and suggestions regarding some of my concerns.
I recently joined a startup firm (few months old company). Current company strength is 30 employees.
After my joining i implemented the policies and all the mandatory things from HR side. Now my concern is that i want my role as an HR to more friendly with the employees (this should include the structured processing as well). The purpose of this is to make the work environment more comfortable and friendly for the employees, so that employees themselves build up the responsibility of work ownership in them.
One step towards this that i have taken is to provide them work time flexibilities.
In technical terms i want to build my employee relation skills, so that motivational environment is automatically developed within the company.
Kindly provide suggestions specifically linked to a start up organisation.

From India, New%20Delhi
Dear Swati,

There is nothing specific like "Employee Relations Skills". Possibly this could be one more jargon by Americans. Indians have penchant for embracing these jargons!

Ok. Coming to your point. Mere introduction of flexi-hours will not improve employee relations per se. In the course of my trainings, I have observed that HR is mentally miles away from the average staffs. For whatever their workplace problems, they never feel to approach HR. In contrast, workers in unionised company are little better. If not HR, at least they have labour union to vent their frustration. Employees in the modern companies are in disadvantageous position on this count as they are neither here nor there. Therefore, approachability of HR is a first sign of developing better relations.

Secondly, since you are in start up, you have great role to play in building organisation's culture. These are they years when the culture in flux. Once it is solidified, changing it becomes very difficult.

Call me on my mobile and I will explain you how to shape organisation's culture.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
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