Topic 4: Challenges of Employee Relations in Singapore (Challenges ( …
Topic 4: Challenges of Employee Relations in Singapore
Ways to Improve Good Employee Relations
Refers to the collective relationship between employers and employees.
Provide advice to Supervisors and employees regarding employment-related inquires
Assists in the understanding of policies and procedures
Provides fair and consistent treatment to all employees
Advises employees regarding their employment rights
working in different locations outside the office
face-to-face interaction is reduced
due to lack of interaction, body language, feelings and tone are unable to be detected by each other
Digitalised Communication can be misinterpreted
When firm merges wit another firm, certain jobs become obsolete. As retrenchment is commonly associated with negative connotations, current employees would perceive their employers negatively.
Venturing overseas bring new skills and talent to the table. With such a movement, employees might perceive themselves as liabilities and worry about their employment with the company which demoralises their morale.
When older employees are not retained in the company after the retirement age, they will perceive their employers negatively and therefore this affects employee relations.
Higher Number of Females in the Workplace
The increase statutory benefits for women might lead to some companies not being receptive as they feel there might be a decrease in work productivity.
challenge as women with children might take maternity leave and the workload will be shifted to their colleagues
Workplace diversity affects the development of interpersonal relationships, how supervisors and managers interact with staff. Staff members tend to get treated differently by their superiors based on their inherent differences. As such, this creates a culture of biasness and erodes employee relations.
eg: gig economy. Gig workers for the company on a short-term basis and it would be a challenge for them to build lasting relations with their colleagues.