Employers that invest in good employee relations will reap the benefits of improved productivity, agility and efficiency.

Yet, it’s often overlooked – until there is a problem or crisis.

Strengthening employee relations to
help keep you ahead of the game

Positive employee relations are crucial whether you have a unionised or non-unionised workplace. Building and maintaining a meaningful, trusting relationship with your workforce takes time and effort and can be met cynicism – but it is worth it.

The benefits can be improved productivity, efficiency, and greater flexibility. 

There are some common ingredients that play a part in creating a constructive employee relations climate. These include line management capability, effective policies and procedures, the right terms and conditions, employee communication and consultation, and collective agreements, where applicable.

Marshall-James brings you unrivalled expertise in all these areas. We work with you to create a sound employee relations strategy or solve and unblock a particular problem/issue.

We also offer comprehensive training for line managers and HR professionals, equipping your people with the skills and confidence to put good employee relations practice into place.

Importantly, we are not anti-union or ‘union busters’. We won’t engage in that behaviour. We work on behalf of employers to bring about the right solution for everyone concerned.

Our Employee Relations expertise includes:

  • Creating an employee relations strategy
  • Changes to working practices and terms and conditions
  • Employee communications
  • Setting up employee consultation forums
  • Improving productivity, efficiency and flexibility

Marshall-James helped us with a very challenging industrial relations situation that there seemed no way out of. When we worked with Andy and the team to understand the issues and put solutions in place things improved rapidly. We have managed to achieve agreements on a number of issues which had reached deadlock before.

Divisional HRD, Multinational FMCG

Marshall-James helped us identify opportunities for improving productivity at a time when costs and performance were incredibly challenging. They worked with us to manage risk and implement the changes, involving all our stakeholders, which made a significant positive impact on our performance.

CEO of Global Logistics company

Please get in touch using the contact form, or email info@mjerl.com or call us on +44 (0) 203 021 3970

If you need advice, guidance, or training, call us on +44 (0) 20 3021 3970 or email info@mjerl.com