Employee relations refer to the relationship shared by an employee with his manager and other colleagues. Companies recognize the need to maintain healthy employee relationships as it directly affects the performance and motivation of employees. It is the responsibility of the Human resource department or the Employee Relations Department to prevent any tensions among employees.
If at all tensions arise, they need to be resolved at the earliest to maintain a congenial and productive work environment. A healthy relationship among employees is necessary for them to work together towards achieving a common goal.
Employee relations include dealing with employee indiscipline, help avoid employee stress and correct poor performance.