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Hi Ali Ashger,
As suggested by senior friends here firstly sudden stoppage of work/strike is illegal.
Any issue can be resolved amicably across the table, but there would not have been such a patience/information to the staff/workmen concerned to appeal the matter to the Management in the requisite fashion.
Management would be right here if they adopt the rule of "No Work No pay".
As HR team handling pay roll or other part of motivating the staff/workmen, you need to represent the matter to the Management through your bosses concerned.
As suggested by other seniors facts/figures help to inform the Management.
It would not be all the group who take the agitation mode, if possible you can identify the main perturbing personnel also slyly and inform Management for a future course of action.
No doubt it is tough situation to handle these unruly persons and illogical/unwanted situations. Taking the core teams help/convincing the erring party (either workers or Management) would solve these issues.
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@ Ranjeetha
As KKHR and other seniors pointed out this issue is no longer a payroll process issue but an industrial relations issue but may not be as threatening as a strike situation.But the skills needed to deal with IR are different. As Mr.Nathrao said HR alone cannot solve this problem as the decisions lie with top management in matters of salary hikes.So as HR, you need to mediate between demanding employees and reluctant management.No body can totally win the situation.if management wins, the employees may leave the organisation.Try for a win-win situation.Do some home work-1)what are the expectations of employees? 2)How valuable are the resources and how much value their work adds to the company business? What is the industrial average of the salaries for similar employees?.any other detail you feel relevant,can also be collected.Then go to management with all the details and discuss with them and on getting feed back from the management, you can negotiate with the employees.After discussions at length, you can arrive at a meeting point.
HR & Labour Relations Advisor
Navi Mumbai
Dear Ranjeetha,
Any person happens to be an all-in-one HR in an organization has to face such an inevitable crisis situation. Particularly when such organization is a relatively smaller one and in its early stages of growth, rule of thumb would be the management style. Often times, it would be much difficult for such a HR executive even to initiate a free and convincing dialogue with the CEO, who could probably be obsessed with growth only by all possible means chiefly through cost cutting, about the natural expectations of the employees for hike in their remuneration with the passage of time. Your statement that you are paying minimum wages is an indication of the mind set of your management in this regard. Payment of minimum wages is an act of minimum compliance only and as such its continuance for years can not retain the employees or make them committed to the organization in the long run. It may be ideal in seasonal or intermittent nature of works only as such workmen are free to have fall-back employment elsewhere. But, in the case of regular employment in an organization, expectations of due share in the growth and development of the organization and betterment of their standard of living, craving for increase in real and money wages on par with similarly placed workmen in the same industry elsewhere, questions of seniority based wage differentials etc would naturally arise in the minds of workmen who have been paid minimum wages only for long. If the management opts to ignore such justifiable demand of the workmen with a callous attitude, not only efficient employees will leave the organization in search of greener pastures but also the remaining employees would be highly demoralised and demotivated which would adversely affect the quality of the products or services of the organization. I know well that you are not the ultimate decision maker. Yet, as a HR, you can be tactful and persuasive to convince the management that if they are not part of an amicable solution, then they would become the part of the problem. Finally, you should remember that employees do not leave companies but leave managers only.
Employees do not leave Company, they Leave Bosses/ Managers. Its true in most of the cases.However in this particular case here,Workers stop working means issue is serious. Productivity is hampered,As Hr Person,First thing he should know right in the very beginning of his own job that what is the ground situation of employees,"Are they happy or not".Whether the environment and management is favorable enough towards workers welfare or not.
No issue rises all of sudden, it would have been boiling down since long and no one might have paid the attention to it. However under such situation, Hr person is likely to hold emergency meeting and seek experts opinion to arrive at the the right Decision which is amicable and win win to both employees and employer.Hr person should have clear stand on his statements and should have positive influence to persuade employees and buy time towards further discussion and assessment of the situation.
Having Said this, I would always recommend that Hr Should also be able to convince the management about the Laws and its implications and consequences along with the ideas or concepts of business development and enhancement of productivity through Empowerment, welfare and training.After all employees are not just workers they are asset of any organisation and key towards branding.
Hello All,
Can you please send me the increment letter format for digital marketing company.
please help me for the increment letter format
It is rather bothersome to find suddenly a request for trivial letter format cropping up on a totally unrelated subject amidst serious discussion on professional HR issues. Pl don't tag together issues without any apparent correlation. This would be degenerating the forum from its core objective of rendering professional help.
From the very brief text of request , it is impossible to hazard a guess on what the letter is meant for, is it a policy document or sanction letter or denial letter or reply to a request or setting the parameters etc. Unless the issue is not brought out clearly, even if the format is drafted it would be purposeless and without much of use. At any rate, if help is required for even routine correspondence, then it leaves much to be desired on the professional ability and commitment.
Moreover, if the issue is introduction of increment itself, it needs serious consideration of multiple factors like whether it is variable increment or fixed rate, rate of increment, whether there is std date or is it deferred date, condition for grant of increment or denial of increment etc. If you have a definite policy on these matters, then what is the issue in preparing increment letter, one wonders.
Still if you need help, pl come out with the details but don't misuse the forum to ease your routine correspondence tasks

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