Employee Relations – A Study to Understand Its Impact on Talent Management in Information Technology Organizations

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to clarify what is meant by Employee Relations and why it is important particularly with respect to its impact on talent management as well as to identify factors that are critical to its effective implementation.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This article is based on a review of the academic and popular employee relation and talent management literatures.

Findings: Maintaining healthy employee relations in an organization is a pre-requisite for organizational success. Strong employee relations are required for high productivity and human satisfaction. Managing human relations, maintaining diverse workforce and understanding their psychology has become the most difficult challenge that the managers are facing today.  This ultimately impacts the Talent Management which has considered as main strategic priority. These outcomes in turn will definitely have association with improved operational and financial performance.

Practical Implications: Information Technology organizations are interested in maintaining healthy employee relations which will help them to manage the talent & ultimately in retaining the talent. Employee turnover is quiet high in these companies & has great impact on overall performance of the organization. By maintaining healthy employee relations, these organizations can perform in a better manner.

Value: This article will be of value to anyone seeking to better understand Employee Relations &Talent Management, as these two concepts were not correlated before, which will help them to perform better.

Keywords: Employee Relations, Talent, Organizational Performance.

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