Employee relations will be influenced by my position through the imposition of policies inside the firm. It is the responsibility of the owner to have clear policies regarding recruitment, promotions, salary and incentive systems, performance appraisal and many others. To have good or bad employee relations inside the workplace highly depends on how I will handle my employees. When it comes to employee evaluation performance, the position of being the firm owner gives me the power to choose the performance appraisal system that will be implemented in the workplace. Disciplinary procedures, on the other hand, will still be affected by my position because I will have the last say on what procedures to use to ensure that my employees are well-disciplined for the betterment of the company.
When it comes to management style, I'd choose to have a participative management because although I have a hundred employees, I believe that it is still possible to handle given proper procedures. I think participative management is the best for a technology firm since this type of management style encourages employee involvement when it comes to decision-making and sharing of ideas (Davidmann). I believe that a technology firm needs a lot of brilliant minds to keep brilliant ideas flowing inside the workplace which can help a lot in the improvement of the services that the firm can offer. With this type of management. I think employee relations in the firm will be better because the employees are given the opportunity to speak their minds. With this, they can always be consulted with the firm's decisions and their suggestions can always be considered. When it comes to employee evaluation performance, participative management will still have a good effect since the employees are used to speaking their minds inside the workplace. Results of the evaluation will be more reflective of what is really happening inside the company. With this type of management style, employees will be encouraged to comply with disciplinary procedures since participative management offers rewards more than punishments.
The policies that I will be implementing, given that I do participative management will be highly concentrated on employee motivation and work satisfaction. This will have a good effect on employee relations since the workers are satisfied with their work and less complaints are expected. When it comes to employee evaluation, an appraisal procedure like the 360-degree feedback system, I guess, will be the most effective since it encourages the employees to comment about the company, their co-workers, and their own performance. The policies that I will implement will have to be fair, effective, and consistent so disciplinary procedures will have to be strict but not suppressive.
Handling Workplace Bullies
As a human resource specialist, it is my concern to handle workplace bullies. According to Penenberg, workplace bullying is a "pattern of behavior that takes many forms and includes a host of offensive behaviors, from screaming insults to ignoring employees' contributions." In order to prevent this form happening in the workplace, proper education about the behaviors that can be considered harassment should be done before every once in a while. Employees should know the proper behavior inside the workplace. Trainings can also help in preventing workplace bullying