How to maintain good employer-employee rapport

To avoid always employing new personnel, here are some tips on how to create good rapport with your employees

A video of a heated argument between an employer and an employee has recently hit the rocks of social media making kenyans go wild on the misconduct expressed by the employer.

The video was about a lady who went to confront her employer about delayed payment of her salary but instead the employer began causing chaos telling her that he will not pay her, that he is well connected with people in the government and that there is nothing she can do.

Below are some of the reactions from Kenyans:


nicholas__de_Deal with him locally watu wao wabaki wakiuliza alienda wapi...THIS IS ALSO A CASE OF GBV. It must come to an end.

judybahatyHe needs to pay her salary and keep his connections to himself

A good employer-employee relationship helps create a healthy working environment and a long-term employee stay in the company.


Here are some of the ways on how to maintain a good working employer-employee rapport :

1. Communication

Employees feel appreciated and valued by their employer once they are provided an open and safe space to air out their views, issues, and feedback without feeling judged.

Also, as an employer, communicating one on one with the employers on how to carry out activities clears out any confusion that may resurface.

Effective communication between employers and employees also makes it easier for management to receive suggestions for ways to improve their leadership style and practices.

2. Team Work

The success of a business or organisation is not determined by one person but by a team of individuals, right from top level management, to middle level management all the way to lower level management.

Each individual plays a different role from another and when brought together, forms a team.

Therefore each individual is as important as the other and should be respected.

Unity among the team members brings out the community feel essence.

3. Balance between work life and social life

Managers with sympathy toward the issues their employees experience outside of work can make a difference in not only that employee's well-being, but their overall view of the company.

Also, options like paid time off, the ability to work from home, health benefits and flexible work schedules contribute to an effective work-life balance in an organization.

4. Fairness

As an employer, strive to treat your employees with respect and fairness

This means: Enforcing rules the same way for everyone, exercising a positive attitude toward all employees, rewarding hard work and success equally, paying their salaries on time and even granting them small appreciation tokens.

By doing these things, you can avoid the sense of discontent that comes with perceived unfairness.

5. Honesty

Being honest may not be the easist thing to do but it is the best.

Dishonesty causes distrust, and this causes problems in the workspace

Be honest with your employees at all times.

Even if they don’t like what you have to say, they will at least appreciate and respect your openness.

6. Include Employees In Important Decisions

Granted, there are some decisions that only you can make.

But, whenever possible, include your employees in the decision-making process.

This is especially crucial when the decision impacts policy and goals that affect the way your team works.

Give employees some input to help them feel valued and important.

Doing so goes a long way towards strengthening the employee/employer relationship.

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