Developing an Employee Relations Approach
Leading the development of the ER approach and plan to support the establishment of a safe, high performing and cohesive team whilst mitigating industrial risks and improving labour productivity.
Our client, a global aerospace and defence services company, invited Bright People to lead the development of the Employee Relations (ER) approach and plan with the intention of supporting the establishment of a safe, high performing and cohesive team, whilst mitigating industrial risks and improving labour productivity.
We conducted a detailed review and analysis of more than twelve (12) collective agreements, various common law agreements, policies and related documentation as well as review of ‘competitors’ and ‘comparators’ who compete for talent in the market.
In order to build a clear understanding of current issues and opportunities, we engaged with a range of stakeholders at various levels in the organisation, and held workshops with each part of the business with a focus on employee agreements, leadership and people systems. These activities enabled us to provide a proposed group wide action plan with key business outcome measures.
Our client was able to clearly see the current state terms and conditions of employment, related policies, people systems and leadership support for the desired ER approach. This strengthened leadership decision making and resulted in immediate productivity improvements and substantial tangible cash and non-cash benefits for the business and its people.