Employee Relations provides guidance on University Human Resources Policies and Procedures and consults with employees, managers and administrators on a variety of workplace issues.
Employee Relations provides consultative and coaching resources. In coaching, we don’t bring the answers. We facilitate a system for helping our clients discover the answers.
Our goal is to encourage a positive work environment, build positive relationships, promote mutual respect and provide an environment which supports our colleagues’ growth and development in their role.
We assist in assessing the situation, identifying core issues of concern and setting realistic goals. We discuss strategies in moving toward those goals, helping to identify barriers and opportunities along the way. We role play, discuss the “options” and continue as a resource throughout the process.
When consulting with employees, we may assist with structuring a conversation with their supervisor regarding a concern or situation they may have, breaking it down into manageable pieces and continuing as a resource after the initial interaction.
When consulting with managers or administrators, we may assist with identifying a core issue of concern, setting reasonable expectations and goals, and mapping a path to achieve those goals. We remain a resource throughout the process.
We work with you as partners, not enforcers. We provide support to and collaborate with our clients, bearing in mind the final decision rests with them.