Heart to Heart: 7 Strategies to Improve Remote Employee Relations


Good employee relations result in lower turnover and higher productivity. It has never been more important for managers to step up their efforts to support and engage remote employees. (As Are your employees among them? Of course, you need good managers in the first place.

Make Corporate Learning Resemble the Online Shopping Experience

HR Bartender

Before you dismiss today’s post based on the title, hear me out. At this year’s Chief Leaning Officer Symposium , I had the opportunity to hear a panel discussion on the topic of creating and sustaining a culture of learning. The panelists included global leaders in talent and learning from Qualcomm, Hilton Worldwide, Procter and Gamble, The Vanguard Group and ADP. The customer experience is key. Same goes for learning.


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Employee Relations Trends and Technology for 2021


I think it goes without saying, 2020 presented some of the biggest challenges to HR and HR management that have been seen in years. And, while we are hopeful, the first half of 2021 isn’t going to be much different. Employees Relations

All You Need to Know about Employee Relations

Digital HR Tech

Employee relations can make or break the workplace climate. In this article, we’ll take a look at the key pillars of employee relationship management, examples of employee relations gone wrong, and we’ll share some best practices.

Employee Relations Case Management as a “new normal” HR Tool


As business owners and HR professionals struggle to determine the new normal for their company and employees, we will collectively be leaning toward more automation like employee relations case management tools and online resources to get our day-to-day work done.

Employee Relations Case Management as a “new normal” HR Tool


As business owners and HR professionals struggle to determine the new normal for their company and employees, we will collectively be leaning toward more automation and online resources to get our day-to-day work done. Maybe we should continue the call later”.

How Your Digital Presence Can Improve Employee Relations

Get Hppy

Employee relations are your first step to success because it is your employees that work to give your company the edge over your competition. That being said, typically traditional marketing efforts can actually do wonders for your employee relations. Also read: 5 Marketing Trends that Are Shaping the Recruitment Industry. Allow Employees a Voice. Also read: Using Recruitment Marketing to Attract the Perfect Hire.

Why HR (and Employee Relations) Equals Public Relations

Evil HR Lady

HR is a public relations role. They see PR as the people who send out press releases to try to get a new product promoted and to offer hapless executives as guests on podcasts. But, what is public relations other than dealing with the public?

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?


If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively.

Make Training More Impactful With Peer-Based Learning

HR Bartender

I know this will sound really weird coming from someone who designs and delivers training for a living but, all learning opportunities do not have to be training. In fact, training can have a greater impact when it’s delivered in concert with other learning opportunities. It’s about bringing the right methods together to create the best experience for the learner. I’ve never worked somewhere with a formal training department.

Why better employee relations starts with learning and development

HR Zone

Why better employee relations starts with L&D Development.

Helping Employees Relate: 5 Ways to Build Stronger Teams


The gig economy is on the rise at least according to several studies that predict around 40% of the workforce will be made up of freelancers within the next few years. But, a recent Deloitte global survey showed the opposite. In the survey, 92% of companies reported restructuring to focus on team dynamics over individual performance. Strengthening the relationships that support team bonds also has a positive effect on individuals in the team.

Helping Employees Relate: 5 Ways to Build Stronger Teams


The gig economy is on the rise at least according to several studies that predict around 40% of the workforce will be made up of freelancers within the next few years. But, a recent Deloitte global survey showed the opposite. In the survey, 92% of companies reported restructuring to focus on team dynamics over individual performance. Strengthening the relationships that support team bonds also has a positive effect on individuals in the team.

An angry employee is not just an employee relations issue

OmegaHR Solutions

An angry employee may be more than an employee relations issue. I had a client call the other day looking for advice on what to do with an angry employee. The employee was causing all sorts of havoc with fellow employees, to the point of causing tears. We talked about the situation and I provided some advice on what they might do. The question I wondered about was “What if they had not called?” The consequences.

Top 5 challenges in employee relations and how you can address them


WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS? Employee Relations is not just a term, nor it only means relationships between employers and employees. It refers to an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees.

10 Things Employee Relations Professionals Can Do to Make 2021 a Great Year!

Evil HR Lady

I don’t know a single person who said 2020 was the best year of their life! She’s very happy, though, now that she’s learned to walk and open cupboards. It was not a great year for the rest of us, and we’re all hoping that 2021 will be a better year.

The 4 Pillars Of Employee Relations


Many organizations boast that their employees are their company’s most valuable asset. However, there is still a prevalence of employee relations issues in the workforce that is stopping employees from reaching their full potential. This is detrimental to the company because when an employee has a poor relationship with their manager—especially one that is founded in fear or lack of trust—they risk becoming disengaged. Employee relations defined.

5 Business Lessons Learned From Adult Coloring Books

HR Bartender

I’ve noticed a few themes emerging in the professional development space that center around the need for individuals to find ways to decompress, de-stress, and detox from their digital lives. One of the ideas I heard was adult coloring books. Now before you laugh, check out these articles on CNN , Huffington Post , the NY Post and the LA Times about the popularity of adult coloring. Here’s what I learned: Old skool isn’t bad.

7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos


The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

‘Managing’ Diversity for Your Organization: Inclusion, Employee Relations and More

Compensation Today

Download the full ebook here. When we talk about managing diversity, the reason we use the term “managing” is because it’s an active term — and diversity requires action. But more than that, it’s not enough to hire a bunch of employees who are different from one another; as humans, we need to feel included. Everyone wants to be excited about their work and to feel useful, and that really gets to the heart of inclusion. Employee Relations.

3 Ways to Use HR Data to Improve Employee Relations.


It used to be that Sales, Marketing and Operations were generally the departments knee-deep in data, but now ALL departments need to collect and leverage data in order to make informed business decisions. The same holds true for HR in terms of managing employee relations , specifically for recording trends in workplace culture, as well as for measuring employee engagement, morale and performance. 1) Engaged Employees are Good Performers.

7 Benefits of Having Strong Employee Relations in your Organization

Vantage Circle

Having good employee relations is one of the vital aspects of a successful business plan in today’s date. It won’t be wrong to say that the mantra to keep your business on track is having good mutual understanding and sharing a strong bond with the employees. It is your employees who are responsible for everything that happens in the workplace. What does Employee Relations mean? Employees are the real assets in every business.

Employee Relations in the Remote Work Setting [Infographic]

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The One Thing You Need to Learn How to Do Well in 2017

HR Bartender

Feedback extends to employees as well. Organizations are finding that regular employee feedback sessions improve performance. If you want to learn more, here are some of the more popular posts about feedback we published. Setting employees up for success means open and honest communication – both ways. Radical candor is the concept of giving blunt, honest feedback. The Pros and Cons of Multi-Rater Performance Reviews.

From Shop Steward To Today’s Employee Relations Specialist – Indirect Route Into HR.

New to HR

Often, people get wrapped up in turf wars which are destructive to both sides, rather than trying to figure out roles for both sides and create a win-win employee situation. Paul Luffman started his career in the operational side of a business and was also a Shop Steward, this quite the special HR story. Paul is also a coach and that is noticeable in the way he speaks and shares his information with you. Communication, awareness and training. Reviewing the plan.

Managers: Fair and Equal Are Not the Same Thing

HR Bartender

One of the biggest challenges I see managers deal with is employee relations, which has to do with the relationship between the employee and the company. Employee relations topics include conduct, performance, discipline, recognition, engagement, etc. When employee relations issues are handled poorly, managers can get labeled as “playing favorites.” Equal means being the same in quantity, size, degree or value.

Isn’t It Time We Get Employee Relations Issues Out of the Closet?

TLNT: The Business of HR

The title gave me pause, but I had to spend a bit of time figuring out why. I’m bothered by the reputation that inevitably will follow HR if they are known as “investigators.”. Yes, I realize that HR is tasked with investigating employee relations issues; it’s often a substantial percentage of HR’s work. I equate investigations with policing, and surely that’s not the role we want? Get employee relations issues out of the closet.

Your Blueprint for Employee Performance Meetings

HR Bartender

The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle , in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.”. Employee performance meetings happen all the time in business. At least, they should happen all the time in business. We’re not talking about meetings that address employee discipline or terminations. Employee performance meetings are about helping employees succeed. Let the employee know the purpose of the meeting.

Grifols Biologicals Recruits Director of HR Compliance and Employee Relations


Grifols Biologicals Recruits: Director Of HR Compliance and Employee Relations. GattiHR is pleased to announce Sheena Boyd has joined Grifols Biologicals as Director of HR Compliance and Employee Relations. Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people around the world. Vice President – Global Employee Relations Manager at Bank Of America. Learn More.

Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

HR Bartender

I heard it at the Great Place to Work conference and again at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo. If companies are communities, then it’s the obligation of businesses to take care of their community and to support their “members” (i.e., employees). During the ATD conference, I had the chance to hear Michael Lee Stallard talk about his new book, Connection Culture. Are they the same thing?

The Impact of UK’s Shared Parental Leave Law – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I recently received a question about the United Kingdom’s Shared Parental Leave law. Simply put – what is it, how does it work, and most importantly how does it impact companies and employees. Since I do not live in the UK, I reached out to Michael Carty from XpertHR to help me understand this new piece of legislation. Michael is the editor of XpertHR’s Benchmarking data service. Laws in the UK could easily get proposed in the U.S.

Primark Stores Recruits New Employee Relations Manager, Brooklyn Location


Primark Stores Recruits New Employee Relations Manager, Brooklyn Location Gatti & Associates Assists Primark Stores in Recruiting Key Member of Their HR Team. Gatti & Associates is pleased to announce Jovan Cruz has joined Primark Stores as Employee Relations Manager for their Brooklyn location. Primark was first established in Dublin in 1969 and currently has over 350 stores across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Learn More.

Make Your Next Employee Event “Instagrammable”

HR Bartender

Now that the holidays are well behind us and we’ve recovered from party season, I want to talk about human resources and employee parties. I believe planning a party is okay – as long as it’s not the only thing I do. In my career, I planned parties, but I also attended the P&L meeting. While planning parties was part of my job, it certainly wasn’t the part that defined me. The goal of an employee event isn’t to just plan the party.

Online Forms Are a Step In the Right Direction – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Kronos recently announced that they’ve been officially certified as a great workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute. Enjoy the post.). The reason I’m bringing up AI is because technology doesn’t have to always be cutting edge to be effective. In the meantime, we can use other forms of technology that have more of a proven track record. When we think about technology, it can be really tempting to think of the latest and greatest being discussed by the media.

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What Star Wars teaches us about employee relations #TheForceAwakens

Ohio Employer's Law

I don’t really remember seeing A New Hope in the theater (I was only 4 years old), but I know I did. I vividly remember watching The Empire Strikes Back with my dad at the Nashaminy Mall. The theater was packed, we were stuck behind two towering men, and I watched with my head peaking between their seats. That’s where my jaw hit the floor when Vader proclaimed that he was Luke’s father. Join the rebels and fight the dark side. employee relations

The Only 3 Reasons to Send an Email

HR Bartender

A full-time employee (working 40 hours a week) spends over a day of their workweek on email. When we talk about making work more engaging, wouldn’t it be nice to give employees some of that time back? I wish I could remember where, but I heard a speaker recently say that there are three situations (aka “the 3 D’s”) when it’s okay to send an email: DATA. People can receive the data or information that they need to get their job done. And in the right timeframe.

Amazon Employees (BHM1) Crush Union - 10 Things You Need to Know.

The HR Capitalist

Twitter’s not the real world, and neither is today’s version of the news. There are extremes on both sides of the news industry and what you read is likely to be more Op/Ed than true reporting. Simply put, the world needs all of us to be vocal when we can add value.