A Study on Employment Relations

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Employment Relations Introduction In order for an organization to achieve its set goals and objectives, it requires resources. These resources include land, capital, labor and entrepreneurship. Labor is a valuable resource because it carries out the operations of the organization. This enables the organization to achieve its mission and vision. Labor refers to people who work in an organization, in other words, the employees. However, for these employees to be productive, they must have good relations with fellow employees and management. Healthy employment relations aid the employees to deliver best performances, which in turn enables the organization to attain the set goals and objectives. Studies show that, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are small-scale enterprises that have 0-499 employees. Note that, number of employees in an organization is a determining factor as to whether an organization is an SME. In these organizations, there is no any predominant management style of managing the employees. However, there is no significant study in employment relations in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Lewis, et al, 2002). Many of these organizations do not recognize the use of unions as employee representatives during conflict resolution. Unlike large-scale organizations, which show 75% union recognition, only 13% of SMEs have employee unions. Therefore, conflict resolution in organizations is informal, cheap and easy. Therefore, there lacks time and resource
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