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Many organizations and managers fail to develop a clear compensation strategy or, fail to align compensation and motivation practices with the overall strategy of the organization.

Based off of readings and your own experiences, discuss the design elements of an effective employee relations program. What should organizations consider when creating a career development planning model? What key success factors should be identified?

What are key areas HR and Executive Management must consider when designing an organizational strategy in the focus area of compensation including; pay structures, variable compensation, and employee benefit plans?

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Based off of readings and your own experiences, discuss the design elements of an effective employee relations program. What should organizations consider when creating a career development planning model? What key success factors should be identified?

A sound employee relations program is based on the following elements:

Effective mechanisms for communication and participation.
A safe and effective work environment.
Commitment and motivation of all staff
Effective coaching, counseling, and progressive discipline strategies
Identification of employee concerns
Successful performance management

In order to achieve an effective employee relationships program with such features, the following strategies may be adopted:

promoting channels of communication at all levels.
identifying and expanding common areas of interest between all staff.
anticipating and defusing conflict wherever possible.
encouraging staff to articulate concerns and conflict and seek resolution of underlying issues.
providing channels for conflict resolution and developing mutual trust in their reliability.

Source: http://hr.uct.ac.za/generic.php?m=/emprel/emp_rel_pol.php
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/mgmtprog/catalog/HR251.html

Following things should be considered while developing the career development plan:

Conduct a career development audit to assess career development needs and organizational climate -- and identify any existing career development tools such as job posting, tuition reimbursement, competency profiles, training courses and other programs that may be marshaled into a focused approach.

Develop a preliminary career development statement for the organization which addresses the needs, priorities and rationale for committing to a career development initiative. ...

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