The nature of employment relations
Employment relations is the process of managing employees in a workplace.
* Reviewing the goals of the business to ensure the business has appropriate staff
* Recruiting the necessary staff to provide the nosiness with skills and expertise needed to allow the business to operate successfully
* Implementing programs aimed at constantly developed the skills and knowledge of all staff
* Rewarding valued employees
* Working within the legal framework that regulates employment relationship in such areas as wage negotiation, occupational health and safety as well as unfair dismissal.
The employment relationship extends beyond that of the employer and employee. The nature of employment relations in Australia means that a number of other stakeholders are also involved.
An employer refers to the individual or organisation that pays others to work for its business. They are often the owners of the business and, as such, take responsibility for ensuring that the business has the appropriate staff to achieve the organisation’s goals. In large business’s, the shareholders may appoint a group of managers to take on this responsibility.
An employee refers to an individual that provides his or her skills to a business in return for a regular source of income. It is the responsibility of employees to complete their tasks in a manner that is lawfully described by the employer. Traditionally, employees have been regarded as the servants within the employment relationship and for their efforts they are rewarded with a wage or salary. Many businesses have no sought to include employees in the decision-making process. This provides employees with an increased sense of responsibility and empowerment within the organisation.
Qantas employs over 35,000 full time employees including pilots, other flight crew, cabin crew and ground administration staff.