Hello members, Can anyone help me know a proper definition of employee relations and what is the exact role of HR in managing employee relations in an organization?
Thanks, Looking forward to answers.

From India, Bhopal

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The term employee relations refers to the act of maintaining and generating a work culture free from conflict, groupism and discontentment. It aims at building up of good human relations among the employees with a view to leading them to the ultimate objective of the organisation.

The above version is my personal opinion on the similar terms which I use simultaneously, such as, Labour Relations, Industrial Relations etc.

Since discontented employee is the result of the particular organisational climate itself, all involved in it are equally responsible for bad industrial relations. Still, the HR has major work to do as he is suppose to deal directly with the employees, right from the selection till separation. In small and medium sized concerns deteriorated IR may be the outcome of inadequate pay and benefits; whereas in large firms it may be related to some thing else and even ego clash among the employees may create head ache to the HR. A kind of psychological approach to this kind of attitude is badly needed to bring about harmony within the organisation. Here the significance of HR.



From India, Kannur
Dear Swati,

Management of Employee Relations depends to a great extend on the situation and the organisational requirements. Even after the emergence of new HR concepts the former ideology of Personnel Management have not outdated. Therefore, when your requirement compells you to fire employee, you should fire and on the other hand, if you are in a market which is relatively inelastic in labour, you have to act accordingly. A kind of flexible approach is recommended in managing the employees relations. I use to recollect the basic theme of " SEEMA BADHA" (I donot know whether the spelling is right) a Bengali novel with the meaning " Limited Company" which spins around Personnel Manager of a company, the strategies, ideas and so on. In the novel a picture of how a dispute is fabricated just considering the 'situation' is shown. I have also had an experience of prolonging a negotiation with the workers just because the company's order book was almost empty! and at the same time going ahead with procession of conciliations to settle a dispute during a situation of overflowing order book!!!

Don't worry, be confident to meet any situation and draft your HR policies in a flexible manner without much problems to both the employer and employees.



From India, Kannur
Human Relations In Industries

Among all relations human relations in personal, professional and industrial life play a very important role and impact is more

Kannada Video on the same be viewed in

You Tube: hr resonance channel

Ram K Navaratna

From India, Bangalore

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