Building strong employer-employee relations is often an essential part of a company’s success, as the benefits of doing so provide many advantages for a business. Studies show a connection between a strong employer-employee relationship and higher productivity, less worker conflict, greater loyalty and less turnover.
Creating a mutually beneficial connection with your staff members also cultivates leadership because it includes building up the people in the organization to transition into management roles.
Granted, this is a slightly “new school” approach to leadership that concentrates more on cooperation and support than issuing orders, and because it is new, some company leaders may resist it. Consider the following benefits when trying to decide if your company needs to focus more on its employee relations.
Strong employee interaction helps develop an enjoyable atmosphere in the workplace; it bumps up worker motivation and morale. Businesses that have invested in worker relations programs have seen rises in productivity, which contributes to higher profits for the company.
When employees are working closely together, turmoil is unavoidable. By placing an emphasis on healthy relationships within the organization, it leads to more employees being on the same page, reducing conflicts. Strong relationships also lead to faster conflict resolution between employees.
With fewer conflicts, which are resolved more readily, a high level of office morale is all natural. Staff members know they are valued and respected, making them happier and more effective in their jobs.
Higher employee loyalty
Building an effective and enjoyable workplace has a profound impact on workers’ loyalty to the company, promoting a loyal workforce. Having such a dedicated workforce enhances worker retention and lowers turnover, significantly lowering the costs of recruitment, hiring and training. This is extremely valuable for most companies, with the high cost of worker turnover often overshadowing the cost of a worker relations program.
High loyalty naturally leads to lower employee turnover. It ensures the company has a trained, experienced and skilled group of staff members. Furthermore, a low turnover rate means retaining more of the high-performing employees a company depends on to generate revenue.
Boosting employee relations by knowing employees
Establishing good employee relations starts by understanding why employees are there in the first place. No one sticks with their employer solely for the paycheck. Some are trying to work toward a promotion. Others like the people they work with, and some people are passionate about the work they are doing.
Once management understands what motivates employees to stay, it can engage employees by speaking to their motivations through encouragement and incentives. For instance, management might ensure there are advancement opportunities for ambitious employees, or hold more social events so employees can enjoy each others’ company outside the office.
At Action Group Staffing, we work hand-in-glove with our client companies to support all their employee relations efforts. If your company is currently looking for a staffing firm that provides this degree of support, please contact us today.