A good employer-employee relationship is the heart and foundation of any business. A good employer-employee relationship is capable of building a successful company as happy employees will always produce better results. The opposite however can adversely affect the company’s operations, reputation, and morale. Etc.
There are state and federal laws that regulate this relationship. This may also be regulated by an existing employment contract and public policy. Without wasting your time, below are some steps that should be observed by both parties in order to facilitate a successful and harmonious relationship.
· Pay your staff properly
This means that you should ensure a proper compensation for any work that is done overtime and be punctual about paying wages. Wages (with some exceptions) should be paid at least two times in each calendar month on the designated days and should be in advance as regular paydays. Overtime payment is equivalent to 11/2 times the employee’s regular rate of payment for every hour worked in excess of eight hours.
· Avoid discrimination in the workplace
This should be observed because there are many federal and state laws that regulate employment discrimination. There should be no ethnic, religious or tribal bias in the office and you should not make racial comments about an employee.
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 states that job applicants or employees should not be discriminated because of their genetic information or any information about the person’s family, medical history, or any disorder, disease, or conditions in relation to it.
· The work place should be kept safe and hazards free
Violation of a Cal/OSHA or any occupational health standard or safety order can prompt not only administrative penalties but also civil liability if any employee gets sick or hurt. So you must make sure your business environment is safe and conducive for your employees. It is also your duty to provide safety work tools and apparatus.
· Listen to your employees
Complaints of employees about discrimination, poor welfare or harassment should be promptly and properly attended to. You should not retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint, even though you feel it is not warranted.
You should always strive to follow the terms and provisions of your contract. You can be held criminally or even civilly liable if you violate your non-disclosure agreement. You must ensure you go by the rules and not against the rule.
· Get acquainted with the job
You should always read the employment handbook or operations manual in order to get acquainted with the policies of employment. Always adhere and follow office rules and regulations.
· Be diligent
You should strive to always perform any task assigned to you by your employer or superior without grudges and with all your heart. By so doing, you will win the heart of your employer.
In conclusion, it is important you know that building a good relationship in the workplace also entails co-operating and interacting smoothly with your team mates. Employees are seen to be the heart of all company and so it will be of great impact if good employer-employee relationship is cultivated and maintained because it is mutually beneficial and encouraging for both parties.