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Employee Relations: Roles and Responsibilities

Why Attend

Despite the evolution of the various functions under Human Resources (HR), Employee Relations (ER) is still considered to be a grey function. Employee relations staff are expected to administer, report on operational KPIs, handle grievances, enforce policies, manage performance, deal with internal communication, promote social functions, and the list goes on. This course is designed to shed light on all the activities under the employee relations' function. From administration to grievance resolution, the course material and resources ensure that attendees improve their awareness and hence, their engagement level within the employee relations functions of their organization.

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Course Methodology

The course is divided into independent modules tapping on the function of the employee relations profession. Role plays, group activities and cases are included for each module to strengthen participants’ ability to transfer the knowledge into the work environment. A small portion of the course time is used to debunk some myths and trends related to the function. Awareness building, skill building and reflection times are carefully designed to ensure the right impact.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define employee relations as a function and list its main roles within human resources
  • Manage employee files and records as per local labor laws and regulations
  • Use the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to improve attendance and minimize absenteeism
  • Apply objective means of morale measurement and enhancement to improve employee morale
  • Differentiate between employee whining, complaints and grievances and decide when to treat an issue as a grievance and how to handle it properly

Target Audience

Employees in the functions of employee relations, human resources or personnel and administration who are directly or indirectly responsible for providing support services to internal customers within the organization.

Target Competencies

  • Administration
  • Employee welfare
  • HR operations
  • Decision making
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Following instructions and procedures
  • Achieving goals and objectives
  • Employee relations
    • Defining the ER function
    • Main duties and responsibilities of ER officers
    • ER versus HR
    • Employee relations versus personnel and administration
    • Understanding the labor law
    • The relationship between labor law and ER
  • Managing employee files and records
    • The bare essentials that should be kept on record at all times
    • Organizing the files: the logical approach
    • Organizing the files: the legal requirements
    • Code of ethics and disciplinary measures
    • Approaches to updating employee files
    • Ad hoc updating versus periodic
    • Automating employee files: advantages and disadvantages
    • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
    • Analyzing what is best for you
    • The global ranking of current HRIS
  • Attendance management
    • Organizational requirements and attendance management
    • Punctuality and discipline: tips for improving performance in these two areas
    • Flexi-Time: definition and uses
    • Pros and cons of Flexi-Time cultures
    • Absenteeism: the main KPIs for measuring absenteeism
    • Cost of absenteeism
    • Analyzing absenteeism in order to reduce it
  • Employee morale
    • The definition of employee morale
    • Employee morale versus organizational health
    • Assessing employee morale
    • Objective versus subjective approaches for assessing morale
    • Using the Dow Jones model to measure morale
    • The various KPIs that are influenced by employee morale
    • Organizational health surveys: the main criteria for designing a survey
  • Employee grievances
    • The definition of a grievance
    • Grievances versus complaints versus whining
    • The grievance handling procedures: recommended steps
    • Grievance rate and grievance resolution rate
    • The main KPIs for measuring your grievance resolution ratio
  • Exit interviews
    • When, how and by whom
    • Format and content
    • Analysis and findings
    • Exit interview sample

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM)

Meirc is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Recertification Provider. This recognition implies that participants who attend any of the SHRM approved programs delivered by Meirc Training & Consulting will earn a number of Professional Development Credits (PDCs) which will help them maintain their certification in SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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Per participant - 2019

USD 4,800

Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

This Meirc course is accredited by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
Credit Hours = 30

2020 - Location & Date

15 - 19 Nov, 2020
Dubai
English
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City         
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

2021 - Location & Date

26 - 30 Sep, 2021
Dubai
English
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

This course is currently unscheduled in Virtual Learning.

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