Introduction

Employee relations, known previously as industrial relations, is concerned with the contractual, emotional, physical and practical relationship between employer and the employee. The term employee relations is increasingly used due to the recognition of the fact that in many cases the relationship is, in fact, non-industrial.  

Over here at Process Street, we created the Employee Relations Checklist so you never have any concerns about your employees' again.

Employee Information:

Record the details

First things first you're going to need to record the employee's details you are carrying this Employee Relations Checklist out for. Do so using the forms below.

Identify the problem

Once the employee's details have been recorded and you have filled in the Performance Review Template, you are now going to want to identify the problems they are having in the workplace. Do this by using the form field below.

Assess:

Assess their workload

Now you need to assess the employee's workload, if they're having problems in the workplace, this can cause an effect on their productivity and how much work they get done. Record this using the form field below.

Assess their communication skills

Assess the employee's communications skills, this will give you a rough idea of what they're doing right, wrong, and what is affecting them in the workplace. Record their outcome using the form field below. 

Relations:

Encourage communication among colleagues

It has been observed that poor communication leads to confusions and misunderstandings. The communication has to be precise and relevant. One should not play with words and be very specific about his expectations from his fellow workers as well as the organization.

If you are not very happy with any workplace proposals, do not be shy, voice your opinion to the manager and resolve the situation.

Involve team members

They should feel important and indispensable for the organization. An individual must be assigned responsibilities according to their interests and responsibilities. Don’t impose work on them. Let them willingly accept challenges. They must enjoy whatever they do otherwise they would end up fighting with their superiors and fellow workers. 

Promote written communication

Verbal communication is not as reliable as written communication. The agendas, minutes of the meeting, important issues must be circulated among all through emails. Make sure that all the related employees are in the loop. Don’t communicate individually with any of the employees as the other one might feel neglected and left out.

Encourage individuals to share their work

Encourage individuals to share their work. This way people tend to talk with each other more, discuss things among themselves which then increases the comfort levels. Let them work together and take decisions on their own. A team leader should intervene only in extreme cases of conflicts and severe misunderstandings.

Have members contribute equally

Motivate employees' to work in groups. This way employees' have no other choice than to trust their fellow workers and take each other’s help as well. An employee must have the liberty to express his ideas and all of them should sit together to decide on something which would be beneficial to all.

Feedback:

Correct the problems

Once you have found out what problems employees' are having in the workplace. You should then act on it, to correct these to improve relations. 

Promote feedback sessions

A great way for an employee to improve relations is to participate in open feedback sessions with managers, where everyone gets their say. Do so using the form field below.

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