Posted on 17th June 2020 at 13:45
We can all agree that consultation with employees during difficult and changing times has always been important. Going forward, it will become even more important as we move toward to our new normal, with new and innovative ideas on how we can work and live our lives safely and securely. So, with this in mind we have put together a number points that will help employers achieve meaningful consultation to enable businesses to reap the associated benefits, such as, better decision-making and problem solving, cost reduction, improved innovation and productivity.
• Be open and honest. Not only will it help build trust in decision- making, it will also help to create a culture where employees feel able to speak up.
• Be proactive and involve employees in the design of information and consultation arrangements.
• Ensure there is a strategic focus at all meetings and provide employees with training so they can correctly identify this type of strategic issue.