1. ASK FOR INPUT
Having good employee relations requires you to have a strong dialogue with your team. Including them in strategic decisions and getting their input will not only increase relations, it can also provide you with new insights and help you look at things from a different perspective.
2. COMMUNICATE THE COMPANY MISSION AND VISION
Employees want to know what they are working toward. They also want to understand how their specific role fits in with the company’s strategic direction. Make sure to communicate the company mission and vision, and be transparent about company direction.
3. RECOGNIZE A JOB WELL DONE
A simple “thank you” and a handshake for a job well done can go a long way. Taking the time to recognize your employees’ efforts on a regular basis will help keep them engaged, and they will be more open to working with and communicating with management, not working against them.
4. PROMOTE WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Work-life balance matters, and it is becoming an increasing concern for your employees. Creating a work environment that promotes work-life balance and gives your employees the flexibility to balance both aspects of their life will improve relations and ultimately create a strong team.
5. OFFER CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Your employees don’t want to be stuck in the same role forever. They want to work for companies that provide them with a clear career path and career development opportunities.
These are only 5 of the many ways you can improve employee relations. Communicate with your team to identify specific ways to improve your relationship with them.