Why Strong Employee/Employer Relationship is Important and How to Achieve This?

Maintaining a strong employer and employee relationship can be the key to the ultimate success of an organisation, the results are advantageous. It is known that if a strong relationship is in place employees will be more productive, more efficient, create less conflict and will be more loyal. Taking this into consideration, is your company operating at its peak performance? Is this because you lack a strong relationship with your employees?

The Benefits of Strong Employment relations-

Having strong employer and employee relations reaps a lot of benefits for your business. The three most advantageous are listed below;


Strong employment relations create a pleasant atmosphere within the work environment; it increases the  employee motivation  and can also be increased through improved employee morale. Companies that have invested into employee relations programs have experienced increases in the productivity, and therefore the increased productivity leads to increases in profits for the business.

Employee Loyalty

Creating the productive and pleasant work environment has a drastic effect on an employee’s loyalty to the business, it encourages a loyal workforce. Having such a workforce improves employee retention, in doing so the cost of recruitment, hiring and training is cut drastically. For most businesses the high cost of employee turnover outweighs the cost of the employee relations program that they have in place. Another benefit is that when the employee turnover is low it ensures that the employer has a trained and skilled set of employees.

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Conflict Reduction

When a work environment is efficient and friendly the extent of conflict within the workplace is reduced. Less conflict results in the employees being able to concentrate on the tasks at hand and they are therefore more productive.
All the research and statistics lead to one conclusion, ‘A happy workforce is a  productive workforce’. Creating a sound and efficient work environment with good management and a strong employer- employee relation can be the vital key to any businesses success or failure. Good luck.

Achieving Strong Employment Relations


So how exactly is a strong relationship developed? The first implicating factor is good management. You may ask, why? Through research and surveys it was found that an employee who respects their employer is more likely to over-achieve in their designated duties, this creates a goal setting environment where the productivity levels are high. So how exactly does one perfect good management? Below is an outline of 5 factors that are beneficial in the practice of good management.

Motivating your employees

    Ask yourself these questions;
        1. Why are the employees there? (Don’t assume it’s money- most people aren’t one-dimensional)
        2. What keeps them loyal to your organization?

Now you can understand the current motivation of your employees and continue to motivate them further through encouragement and incentives. Encouragement can be achieved simply through applauding your workers every once in a while, both publicly and privately. It is known throughout all levels of management that happy employees make productive employees.

Set Goals

Achieving strong  employee relations  is also providing your employees with the image of ambition and success. A saying that should be considered is ‘Under-promise, Over-deliver’. This phrase is a great managerial mantra. Consider this; do you want to be the person who has wildly optimistic goals that they never meet, or do you want to be the person who sets measured goals and ends up exceeding them by leaps and bounds? Although this is focused on image it also is focused on reputation, these are important when seeking respect from your employees.


Delegation of work/tasks throughout any business is important. Through delegation you are taking an opportunity to teach and empower your employees. This also allows you and the employees to acknowledge and understand their strengths and weaknesses. These are a few points to consider when delegating tasks;

      1. Assign tasks that challenge your employees
      2. Assume responsibility for your employees mistakes
      3. Do not take credit for your employees achievements
      4. Accept your own personal mistakes

Communicate Effectively

When creating a work environment with an effective communication network there is one key factor that is vital. It is to ‘Keep your door open’. Regularly remind and reinforce that your door is always open to any inquiries or concerns, and that you as a manager or business owner are willing and ready to listen. Maintaining an open channel of communication will make you aware of problems quickly, which is beneficial for quick resolution.

Embracing Equality

Most employers aren’t into equality as they would like to believe they are. In some cases favoritism can be subconscious. But by embracing equality for all employees will create a fair and equal workplace environment for all. If every employee feels equal and important they are more likely to work harder and be more productive.

All the research and statistics lead to one conclusion, ‘A happy workforce is a productive workforce’. Creating a sound and efficient work environment with good management and a strong employer- employee relation can be the vital key to any businesses success or failure. Good luck.

This article was first published on businesses2sell.

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