Kindly suggest me how to change the behaviour of my Employer - he is not initiating any policies for the betterment of employees.
From India
I wonder how much level, you are stretched to the situation, to ask this kind of question!
It is my own suggestion. All employees identify three persons among, as your representative. Only this three will talk to the Management Personnel. Others keep dumb attitude, Do not talk to any Management personnel, do your work sincerely, try to give more out put. One stage Management will be eager to find out. On their quarry, the representatives (identified three person) to meet the Management and inform the need for better facilities inside the shop.
If the Management is sensible, this will give you wonders!. This is positive approach. If still they are not receptive, other alternative is only negative approach, which will be not palatable / good for both.
Good luck

From India, Madras
Dear colleague,
There is no success formula to break hard but but boss like one you have but approach can work.
Generally one of the main reasons for non- acceptance of HR policies is cost involved . So start with those which have minimum cost.
The other approach is of keeping on repeatedly hammering the benefits of such policies. Some policies, may lead to more employee satisfaction which in turn lead to better efficiency, less attrition, result in cost reduction , reduce potential danger of unionization etc.
Anything repeatedly told in persuasive manner is likely to reach the point of acceptance someday. Only hope and perseverance may work.
Vinayak Nagarkar
HR- Consulting

From India, Mumbai

I do hope all basic enactments like PF,ESIC are being complied with.
What/which are the policies for betterment of employees suggested and declined?
As other learned members have suggested,raise the points time to time at suitable opportunities and try to change their mind.
It will be a time consuming but strategic approach to change mindsets.
try and analyse why management is avoiding better policies-is it cost involved or management feels expectations should not be raised or these policies are not commonly in vogue in the industry you work,

From India, Pune
It is a Capitalist world where only output is cared about. (theory X)
As an HR, make them see how keeping employees happy will lead to better productivity and results and that too is beneficial if the company wants to go in the long run.
Try and give your suggestions backed up with data and Projections and how they can benefit by working for the employee's betterment.
All the best!

From India, undefined
Dear Friend,
How can we suggest to change the behaviour of your Employer, whom we do not know? You did not mention about the policies to which your employer is not agree. Whether the policy you recommend to employer was a voice of employee or in absence any strike etc took place in your company.
It is not a good move on your part to blame your employer,since you are the representative of the management before the employee and voice carrier of the employee to management.
The policies you want should consider by your employer. On it's on adoption there would be sustantial growth in company, to which you are sure of it. Then you need to prepare a work sheet showing i.e. more production, decrease in cost of production & more revenue generation to be put before the employer.

From India, Mumbai

very valuable post. nice @ANNONYMOUS u asked this question. if experienced HR Leader can throw some more light on this it would be very helpful for young plant heads and operations managers. thanks.
From India, Bengaluru
Form a committee, and draft your requirement in a plain paper. Initially make some demands on welfare facilities both statutorily applicable and others with less cost involved. Make a positive mind to consider some of the demands if they demand during the discussion by management, so that what ever you demand should be reciprocate, and win the confidence and support of the Management.
Request for a meeting with the Plant Manager / Plant in charge and HR. Have a cordial meeting so that management should feel you are reasonable, worth considering. Build up this relationship and you will achieve. This requires a full support from all the workmen without any diversified opinion. Always there will be some employees, who would be thinking pervert. Watch them carefully and these people should not distract the cordial relationship you are building. Write first in a plain paper When, What, Where, Why and How?

From India, Madras

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