February is National Human Relations Month
Human Resources professionals know that human relations are the gateway to employees and a successful business. Human relations are so important because this sets the tone for the working environment, and how employees interact internally with one another as well as externally with customers or clients.
Management of human resources focuses more on the business-centric side, whereas human relations concerns employees and the creation of a productive and thriving workplace.
Employers recognizing the importance of human relations month often prioritize strengthening human relationships and building communities of trust with each other. By creating positive workplace conditions, employees are more motivated and happier; therefore, the company culture develops strongly, which is one way to also retain employees
Employees are keenly aware of their rights at their place of employment and want to be celebrated for their uniqueness. Thus, businesses that acknowledge and embrace the diversity and unity of their workforce show loyalty, inclusion, and support for their staff.
To continue carrying out these quality working relationships, five human relations skills are essential to building am affluent company culture
5 Human Relations Skills:
- Conflict Resolution
Ways To Observe Employee Relations Month
- Post company highlights to social media, press releases, and other channels to showcase the value of working at your business and what makes it a great place to work.
- Recognize employee contributions through awards and incentives. Show your appreciation for those who go above and beyond with rewards like office parties, gift cards, or extra time off.
- Recruit new talent in creative ways and think outside the box when sourcing new employees. Consider hosting job fairs or career workshops, conducting virtual interviews, or leveraging personalized outreach campaigns targeting specific demographics or skill sets.
- Establish well-defined policies around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives. Take meaningful steps towards creating an equitable workplace by introducing policies that promote diversity – such as blind recruitment methods or cultural training programs for employees.
- Outline how your company upholds employee safety in all circumstances. As we saw during a circumstance like the pandemic, when remote work setups became commonplace, ensure employees have the resources they need to succeed in these unique scenarios by providing access to mental health resources, implementing software tools for collaboration and security, etc.
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