Employee Relations

Employee Relations

Employee Relations Management is a critical responsibility of both the management and human resources department. It is pertinent to establish and maintain a harmonious working environment across all roles, levels, and teams. Setting boundaries and managing expectations during onboarding creates a lasting impression which dictates employee actions and choice of relationships they build throughout their whole stay. As employees are a major asset in any company, it is vital for them to perform collectively and contribute equally to achieving the company’s goals.

At S&K Consulting, we strive to build collaborative relationships between employees which greatly affects their performance and satisfaction. In addition, we create cross-functional teams, encourage social interaction, equip employees with communication tools, conduct team building activities as well as organise regular meetings with top management. Led by qualified and experienced HR consultants, we partner with you to resolve any employee relations issues. To avail our employee relations consulting service, contact us today.

Our Service Inclusions

Specialised HR Advice

We help you navigate complex and sensitive employee issues in an objective manner that protects and respects all parties involved. Employee Relations Management requires a deal of tact while remaining fair to both the employee and employer. Our advise takes into account the obligations of the employer as per the UAE labour law as well as the responsibility of the employee as per company policies. It is independent and unbiased and ensures that employees maintain a harmonious workplace that aligns with the company’s culture.

Investigations & Support

At S&K Consulting, we ensure that the employee relations process is just and fair by thoroughly investigating allegations to establish if there is a case to answer. This includes disciplinary, grievance, and whistleblowing investigations. In all three instances, we advise on applicable laws, policies and procedures to address each instance and provide an independent view. We endeavour to support our clients to ensure employee matters are resolved amicably. We have supported our clients in numerous complex employee relations cases and are trusted to be the independent party to ensure that due process is followed.

Performance Improvement

The difference between a performing and poor performing employee can have a major impact on the overall productivity of the team and business. We support clients by helping them to understand the root cause for poor performance and train line managers to create meaningful and action-oriented improvement plans in consultation with the employee.

Labour Case Preparation

We support clients with their labour dispute claims or where they are being threatened by a disgruntled employee or where clients has a case to file in arbitration or labour courts. We have years of experience working alongside businesses, helping them to prepare and submit a response to any dispute claims. We work closely with you to advise on the process and help you to prepare your side of the case. Our wealth of knowledge and HR operational experience will be at your disposal to ensure that your company’s interest and reputation is protected.

What We Can Do for You

Our focus has always been to provide companies with business driven, people focused advisory in every aspect of people managements. Through this service we can help you:

  • Gain clear understanding of overall employee experiences and relationships in your company.
  • Increase productivity and reduce absenteeism amongst employees.
  • Create policies and procedures that are compliant to labour laws and other applicable regulatory authorities.
  • Gain access to a trusted partner to manage employee relation cases confidentially, sensitively, objectively and professionally.
  • Access reliable and timely support, guidance and advice in dealing with workplace issues and difficult employees as and when they arise.
  • Improve or boost employee morale through outcome-oriented plans where you can measure your return on investment.
  • Prepare and equip you to protect your company against any disputes.