Online Course: Developing Good Employee Relations

Employee relations

Effective schools encourage the development of positive relationships between leaders and teaching staff, as well as amongst co-workers. Establishing and maintaining good work relationships is the key to a positive workplace, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time.

Managing employee relations remains a fact of school life and needs to be managed positively and proactively. According to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on managing conflict in the modern workplace, conflict at work is a ‘common occurrence’ according to a quarter of employees, with one in five employers saying the same. The survey of employees shows that just over a third have experienced some form of interpersonal conflict at work over the last year, either an isolated dispute or incident of conflict or an ongoing difficult relationship.

Changes in policy on dealing with workplace conflict has meant that there is greater onus for schools to resolve conflict themselves internally and at an earlier stage.

This online course will define employee relations and cover the many benefits good relations can bring to a MAT, Academy or School. It’ll explain how to build confidence in management, including sharing the MAT, Academy or School vision, building strong teams and the importance of employee feedback. It’ll examine how a proactive HR presence benefits employee relations. Then look at employment contracts and the role of the Employee Handbook.

The course briefly discusses Performance Management including information on motivating employees and how best to show your appreciation of their contribution to the school.

Finally, it’ll show you how to deal effectively with complaints, discipline and how to combat negativity.

Online Course Modules

  1. Good Employee Relations
  2. Implementation and HR
  3. Contracts
  4. Employee Handbook
  5. Managing Performance
  6. Recruitment, Retention and Training
  7. Complaints, Discipline and Negativity

CPD Approved

This online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

Further Progression

Our online courses on Conflict Resolution and Developing Teamwork would be ideal next steps from studying this course.

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