channels of communication can make to an organization is substantial, not least in enlisting employees' support for business objectives andmotivating them to raise performance. Where appropriate mechanisms are in place, employees are also more likely to offer feedback and comeforward with ideas. CHANNEL includes newsletters, e-mail, business TV, videoconferencing, team briefings and road show events. It alsohighlights the role of communications in change management, showing how special communications exercises are undertaken to raise staff awareness, reinforce messages and provide opportunities for senior managers to listen and respond to employee feedback.
Long-term pay deals
In an extended period of low and stable inflation, long-term agreements have proved attractive to employers and trade unions alike. However,with inflation forecast to rise over the coming months, long-term deals may lose some of their sheen. The reasons why employers and unionssign long-term deals. For the employer, these can include: more predictable labor costs, savings in management time, improved industrialrelations with the removal of the disruption of annual pay talks, and a stable framework to make structural changes. But employers alsoacknowledge potential drawbacks. The most significant is that being ‘locked-in’ to long-term deals may leave them vulnerable to sharp rises ininflation or a general downturn in the economy. Unions take a more pragmatic view weighing up the merits of long-term deals on a case-by-case basis.
The announcement of large-scale redundancies is never going to be a good news story. The way the whole process is handled can easily affectthe corporate reputation for better or for worse. Quite apart from the impact on those directly affected, the experience can leave a lastingimpression on colleagues still in post, on surrounding communities, customers and even potential new recruits.
Making the announcement
- external and internal stakeholders all have to be informed at the appropriate time; the initial employee reaction isheavily influenced by how and when they hear the news
Communicating and consulting
- as well as the statutory consultation with employee representatives, one-to-ones, staff briefings andnewsletters can keep everyone involved up to date with developments and can help boost workforce morale
- efforts can be made to limit the number of compulsory redundancies, particularly by investigating the scope for redeployment
Selecting for redundancy
- in their choice of selection criteria, employers are increasingly seeking to retain employees who exhibit the mix of skills and performance attributes that the business requires going forward
Enhancing the severance terms
- at its simplest this may mean applying the statutory formula but removing the cap on weekly earnings;others will pay several multiples of the statutory entitlement and loyalty payments may be paid to encourage staff to stay in post until their leaving date .Providing on-site outplacement or career transition services - for those employees who thought they had left the world of CVs and job interviews behind them, the workshops, seminars and one-to-one counseling that specialist outplacement firms can deliver through on-siteresource centers can make a real difference as they search for a new job
The idea of management, employees and trade unions working together in partnership for their mutual benefit to secure the future of the business is not a new one. Replacing conflict with co-operation is the essence of the partnership approach. What makes it distinctive is thespirit in which things are done and the way decisions are reached by consensus in an atmosphere of greater trust and openness. All the partiesinvolved – management, staff and trade unions – are committed to achieving the same goals. However, partnership does not mean that therewill be agreement on everything. Ultimately, the unions maintain their independent role and still seek to achieve their own objectives, albeit indifferent ways.
Subject to certain conditions, where a majority of workers in the relevant bargaining unit are already members, a union is automatically entitledto recognition without a ballot. In the light of this, and for other reasons, some employers are concluding pre-emptive voluntary recognitionagreements.=====================================
What is employee RELATIONSHIP?
The achievement of business goals and financial returns is increasingly dependent on delivery by front-line employees. ‘EMPLOYEERELATIONSHIP helps a combination of commitment and organizational citizenship. IT IS A routine outcomes of a positive psychologicalcontract. There is no shortage of evidence about people management policies and practices that contribute to building employee relationship.
WHAT MANAGERS CAN TO DEVELOP MPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP
, WHICH include: Builds effective and responsive
. Reporting staff members, colleagues and executives respecthis or her ability to demonstrate caring, collaboration, respect, trust and attentiveness.
in person, print and email. Listening and two-way feedback characterize his or her interaction with others.
and enables other staff to collaborate more effectively with each other. People feel they have become more - more effective, morecreative, and more productive - in the presence of a team builder.
Understands the financial aspects
of the business and sets goals andmeasures and documents staff progress and success. Knows how to create an environment in which people experience
positive morale andrecognition
and employees are motivated to work hard for the success of the business.
Leads by example
and provides recognition whenothers do the same.
Helps people grow and develop
their skills and capabilities through education and on-the-job learning.·
Balancing Work and Personal Life
everyone is busy today. Managing the responsibilities of work and your personal life is becoming more and more complex. -Helps how to bringharmony into your life with practical methods of making appropriate decisions on the roles you play, prioritizing, time management andorganization.-Helps how to do things right and also do the right thing.------------------------------------------------------------------------·
Communicating with Your Staff
If managing means getting things done through other people, then communicating is the vehicle to reach that goal.-Helps to gain understanding and practice communication skills critical to building trust, increasing productivity and teamwork. -Helps with theUnderstanding styles of communication, using questioning techniques and giving feedback ----------------------------------------------------------------------------·