David Cox & Associates | Building Strong Labour Relations Teams

By: David Cox  09-12-2011
Keywords: human resource

DC&A has over 30 years experience in the Human Resource area with a particular strength in the area of labour relations. DC&A has supervised large labour relations departments and mentored both senior labour relations practitioners and junior employees new to the field of labour relations.

DC&A has not only provided advice and strategic guidance to labour relations practitioners but they has also raised the level of understanding in labour/management relationships, and in doing so has raised the level of self-confidence in individuals and labour relations team members resulting in effective decision making and better time management.

Assess the Skill Gap

In order to best approach the process of building a strong in-house Labour Relations Team we take the time to assess the current structure and skill gaps with the organization's LR team.

Individual Education Plan

Once we have a solid understanding of the skill level within the group we map out an education plan which will close the skill gap, build individual self-confidence, and address the fundamental principles of Labour Relations from a very practical hands on approach to day-to-day labour relations activity. Direct feedback is provided to each individual and a development plan is agreed to. Commitments are made by each employee and the expectation is to stay committed to the plan.

Turning the Plan into Practice

This includes a mix of formal in-house training in the fundamentals of practical labour relations, one on one mentoring, and team building. Building team strength is premised on team participation in an exchange of dialogue, a sharing of ideas, and a constructive approach to learning for the entire group.

Keywords: human resource

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David Cox & Associates | Workplace Mediation & Investigation

DC&A commits to being very responsive in dealing with these matters by providing quick on time service with effective strategic advice concluding this process in a timely manner and ensuring complete compliance with Employer Policy. Our focus is to conduct thorough investigations and to make determinations/recommendations which represent effective and workable solutions.


David Cox & Associates | Alternate Dispute Resolution

The process of arbitration is certainly effective, but as we have said, it can be extremely time consuming and very costly to find resolution in the administration of a collective agreement or in the administration of progressive discipline. For those of us who have been very close to the labour relations field over a number of years we know all too well that dispute handling in large and small unionized organizations can be extremely costly.


David Cox & Associates | Labour Relations Training

The program concludes with a section pertaining to the collective bargaining process, getting ready for the collective bargaining table, the importance of staying on track with strategy, and staying on side with the Labour Code in any particular jurisdiction.


David Cox & Associates | Collective Bargaining

Acting as the Chief Spokesperson DC&A leads the bargaining team through the strategic preparation of the employer bargaining agenda, the preparation of bargaining proposals, the collective bargaining process at the table, and the mediation or conciliation process as the case may be. Our negotiating expertise covers both private and public sector collective bargaining in both Federal and Provincial jurisdictions.


David Cox & Associates | Services

Our main thrust is to provide effective on time service delivery for our clients in a variety of Human Resource functions primarily pertaining to enhancements in the area of labour/management relations and dispute resolution. General Human Resource Advice and Guidance to Management. Building Strong Labour Relations Teams.