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Keeping the peace between employer and employees is beneficial to both, but often an arduous task. Employers want employees to work to the best of his or her ability while maintaining a positive morale. Employees feel the need to hold on to their jobs even if they disagree or dislike their boss. High morale can prevent costly turnovers and increase the productivity of the company.
Considerations in Keeping the Peace
- An employer may want to consider an employment contract that offers more protection for the employee than at-will contracts offer. Improved job security often motivates the employee to perform to a higher degree.
- If you are the boss or owner of a company, take advantage of opportunities to build loyalty from your employees. For example, if the company is in a recession, ask your employees to trust the company and continue to put their best effort into their position. Encourage the employee that their efforts will be rewarded after the recession; then follow through on your promises.
- Create a productive relationship between employees and managers by taking an employee’s concerns seriously. Do not disregard an employee’s complaint or treat him or her unfairly. Develop a reputation for having value in your employees and you will reduce turnover and increase productivity.
- Implement recognition and reward incentives for your employees. Communicate with employees on how to achieve their best.
- Maintain open communications when you make changes in the workplace. Give warning as to what the changes will entail, allow for feedback on the pros and cons of the changes, and react to the cons in a proactive manner to eliminate a downturn in the morale.
Keeping the peace between employer and employee will ensure you have the most productive and positive atmosphere for your company. A reduced turnover rate will be beneficial to your day-to-day business.
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If you do have issues arise between employer and employees, you need to contact the Chicago attorneys at Goldman & Ehrlic for expert advice on how to reconcile the situation. Call today for a free and confidential consultation.