Employee relations strategy may be concerned with matters such as how to:
- build stable and cooperative relationships with employees, which minimize conflict;
- achieve commitment through employee involvement and communications processes;
- develop mutuality – a common interest in achieving the organization’s goals through the development of organizational cultures based on shared values between management and employees;
- encourage social partnership – the concept that the parties involved in employee relations should aim to work together to the greater good of all, which is based on the mutual gains theory of Kochan and Osterman (1994) that employers, employees and trade unions gain from cooperative forms of employment relationships.