Employee & Labor Relations (ELR)

Employee and labor relations (ELR) activities focus on understanding and managing relationships in the workplace, seeking a balance between employees' needs and the needs of the company.  Effectively managing the employee experience affects all functions and outcomes of your organization.  Vickers Institute's HR solutions will effectively create a positive workplace culture by employing industrial relations strategies and employee relations programs built upon best practices.  We offer the knowledge to quickly resolve and manage all employee and labor relations issues.  Our services for include the following;

​​​Employee Relations

  • Establishing and communicating employee and employer rights and responsibilities

  • Managing grievances in response to decisions made about the employee

  • Promoting employee fairness through company programs and procedures

  • Disciplining and terminating employees in accordance with legal guidelines to manage risk

  • Coaching and counseling employees where appropriate

  • Employing positive employee relations strategies to enhance company climate and culture

Labor Relations

  • Establishing and managing employer-union relationships

  • Conferring with employee representative groups such as labor unions, works councils, and joint action committees.

  • Organizational Audits

  • Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Managing the process of union organizing and collective bargaining

Hiring Military Veterans

Bridging the Gap of Two Cultures -  Civilian & Military 

Vickers Institute is a Veteran Owned Small Business committed to bridging the gap between civilian and military cultures.  

Department of Labor's Campaign for Hiring Military Veterans is a service we support.  Many organizations may not be familiar with working with veterans, or may not have the staff to stand up the program.  Vickers Institute will assist any organization in hiring our veterans.   We use Department of Labor's model in addition to our Military Veterans Extended Transition Services.

Employers Increase Your Human Capital - Hire Veterans

Department of Labor's Hire a Veteran Program Tool Kit


Step #1 — Design a Strategy for Your Veterans Hiring Program

Step #2 — Create a Welcoming and Educated Workplace for Veterans

Step #3 — Actively Recruit Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Military Spouses

Step #4 — Hire Qualified Veterans and Learn how to Accommodate Wounded Warriors

Step #5 — Promote an Inclusive Workplace to Retain Your Veteran Employees

Step #6 — Keep Helpful Tools and Resources at Your Fingertips

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