What is Employee Relations?
Employee Relations involves
the body of work concerned with maintaining employer-employee
relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation,
and morale. Essentially, Employee Relations is concerned with
preventing and resolving problems involving individuals which arise out of
or affect work situations.
Advice is provided to
supervisors on how to correct poor performance and employee misconduct.
In such instances, progressive discipline and regulatory and other
requirements must be considered in effecting disciplinary actions and in
resolving employee grievances and appeals.
Information is provided to employees to promote a better
understanding of management's goals and policies.
Information is also provided to employees to assist them in
correcting poor performance, on or off duty misconduct, and/or to address
personal issues that affect them in the workplace.
Employees are advised about applicable regulations, legislation,
and bargaining agreements. Employees are also advised about their grievance and
appeal rights and discrimination and whistleblower protections.