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Human Resources Processes and Systems - Applications·
Analyze the elements of effective retention and career processes.
· Design elements of effective employee relations program.
· Examine the elements of an appropriate risk management program.
· Identify the applications of information provided by a Human

Employee Relations Plan
Prepare a 1,200-1,800-word paper designing elements of an employee relations program from an organization of your choice. Identify policy implications, the goals of the program, how these goals support corporate goals, and the cost and benefits of implementing and maintaining the plan. Include these topics at minimum:
a. Employee rights and employee relations
b. Federal, state, and foreign regulatory compliance
c. Wellness programs, including employee assistance programs
d. Benefits (other than wellness programs)
e. Health and safety
f. Work/life balance issues

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//Before writing about the design of the 'Employee Relation Program', it is necessary to gain knowledge about the main concept of the program. one should know about the key dimensions of this program, which further will assist in designing a promising Employee Relation Program for the chosen Organization.//

Employee Relation Program

Employee Relation Program is aimed to foster harmony among the management and the employees of the organization. It is developed to enhance the trust and healthy relationship between the organization and the employees. It also is developed to improve the work quality of the business organization. This program is developed to retain the employees for a long run (Overview, 2004).

//Above is the discussion of the Employee Relation Program. Moving to the next directions, explanation about the 'Elements of an Employee Relation Program' is to be discussed.//

Elements of an Employee Relation Program

There are various key components of an Employee Relation Program, which are significant to promote a 'feel- good' tendency among the employees of the firm. These are as follow:

Employee Recognition Program: In this element, performance of the employees is recognized by giving them awards according to their accomplishments. Performance of employees is linked with the awards, by the organization. Excellent services provided by the employees for the organization are firstly recognized and thereafter, awards are being given by the corporation. This can be done by giving the outstanding performers different benefits such as royalties, stocks and equity.

Employee Assistance Program: This program is developed to preserve the valuable resources. Employees are helped by the organization in matter of illness and drug abuse. Their health related problems are considered by the organization. Also, they are provided similar recognition and opportunity by the corporation. If employees are going through a personal problem due to the family members, they are assisted by the counselor of the organization. All the health related expenses are incurred by the firm to support the employees in their difficulties.

Job Relations Counseling: It is related to the job counseling of the employees. Employees are counseled about the issues, which are directly or indirectly linked to their job such as salary, work hours, appraisal and job profile, etc are discussed by the counselor of the organization.

Conflict Resolution and Avoidance: In this element, conflicts existing among the employees are resolved by the experts present in the organizations. Where possible, conflicts are avoided by the Management (Employee Relation).

Employee Suggestion System: In this factor, suggestions of the employees are taken and considered, while formulating any of the new policies or program.

Policy Interpretation: Policy developed for the 'Employee Relation Program' is interpreted in this element.

Grievance Processing for Staff Employees: Employee grievance is handled in this element by identifying and assessing the level of employee grievance. This is peer- review process, which is performed in a sequential manner, by the Management of the organization.

//Above we have elucidated upon the elements of the Employee Relation Program. Now, as per the guidelines, explanation about the elements of a 'Risk Management Program' is to be focused upon. //

Elements of a 'Risk Management Program'

Risk Management Programs are developed to minimize and control risks for the business firms, which may affect the performance and productivity. There are various elements of these programs. Risk Management Programs require an in-depth ...

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On October 23, 20XX, the Corporate and Media Communications staff of Phillips Petroleum Company responded to a major fire and explosion at the company's Houston Chemical Complex (H.CC) in Pasadena, Texas. As a result of the accident, 23 workers were killed and another 35 were hospitalized. It was the worst accident in Phillips' history and the worst accident in the petrochemical industry since the Texas City explosion in the 1940s, which killed more than 550 people. The blast was felt as far as 25 miles away. At Rice University, scientists gauged the explosion as the equivalent of 3.5 on the Richter scale. Windows were shattered as far as three miles away, and several hundred vehicles were damaged. The explosion destroyed Phillips' polyethylene facilities, the largest of their kind in the world. Within an hour of the explosion, some 150 representatives of the media, representing 40 news organizations, were at the site.

There was an immediate need to respond to the news media and re¬assure the local community and employees through them. In addition, Phillips' crisis response needed to:
? Preserve and restore Phillips' reputation as a safe, concerned employer
? Reassure the local community of Phillips' commitment to the area ? Provide full details of the accident to the media and chemical trade press
? Maintain media goodwill by being as responsive as possible to special requests and by providing photo opportunities as soon as possible
? Confirm the company's basic health to the financial media
Communications were aimed at the following audiences:
? The media: Covering the HCC accident were more than 40 news organizations, representing local, state, national, and international media, and the chemical trade press
? Residents of the Pasadena area, where most HCC employees reside: Pasadena is a community of some 116,000 residents; it is also an im¬portant suburb of Houston, a city of some 3.6 million people

In keeping with Phillips' policy of open, honest, and timely communi¬cations, the goals and objectives of the crisis communications effort were the following:
? Be open and responsive to the media
? Demonstrate top management's concern for employees and the community
? Reassure the local community
? Reassure the financial community

These goals were adopted because of the seriousness of the accident to employees and company property, the effect of the accident on the community, and the intense media interest the accident generated.

Corporate and Media Communications has a standing crisis com¬munications plan for all field locations. Specific details for implementing the plan vary by event and are always governed by local conditions. In an emergency, Corporate and Media Communications works with local management and with a predesignated local official who has received training in media response. (A main objective of Corporate and Media Communications is to have trained spokespersons at all field locations.} Because of the seriousness of this event, Corporate and Media Commu¬nications recommended that top management be part of the communica-tions effort and that corporate communications specialists go to the site to assist local management. In addition, the plan called for the following:
Media Relations
? An announcement would be made to the press as soon as possible.
? Press briefings would be held routinely and with regard to media deadlines.
? Media rooms would be established at HCC and the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, headquarters complex.
? The press would be taken to the site of the accident as soon as pos¬sible in order to help them understand-and relay to the public¬ the difficulty of the search and rescue effort under way.

Community Relations
The Company would use the media, paid advertising, and personal letters to show appreciation for the aid and assistance received in responding to the crisis.

Funding for the HCC emergency response was paid for from a spe¬cial account established for insurance purposes. Expenditures were ap¬proved as the need arose, following expedited approval processes. The time schedule was dictated by events and by the company's commit¬ment to respond

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