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Poor working conditions, job insecurity affecting employer-employee relations in Nigeria – CIPM

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) has declared that poor working conditions and job insecurity are the major factors affecting relationship between the employees and employers of labour in the country.

CIPM Chairman in Oyo state, Mrs Omolara Onipede made this declaration while speaking during the inaugural seminar organized by the Employment Relation and Human Resources Management Students Association of the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan.

Onipede, while speaking on the topic, “The Challenges of Employment Relations in a rapidly Changing World of Work”, tasked Nigerian workers and employment relations practitioners to retool themselves in order not to be shoved aside due to the changing nature and the future of work.

She identified job insecurity, lack of job satisfaction, income inequality, workplace safety, globalization, poor working conditions as some of the factors affecting employees and employers relations in the country.

“Employment relations can be improved if organisations put employee experience first, break down walls between managers and employees, provide formal management training, celebrate successes, don’t play favourites, set an example, communicate clearly and often, be approachable, involve your employees, focus on inclusivity, build an official handbook, provide opportunities for employees to leave feedback,” she said.

President of the Employment Relation and Human Resources Management Students’ body, Olaniyan Olawale Emmanuel noted that the inaugural seminar was important.

“To know the contemporary things happening in employment relations because the world of work is changing and there is need to make people be abreast with challenges going on in the place of work, and more importantly now that technology is taking over almost everything.

“The lecture would enable students and practitioners in the employment relations field to prepare themselves for the changing nature and future of work in order to stay relevant and valuable,” he stated.