Business Research Task: Coca-Cola Amatil

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Business Research Task: Coca-Cola Amatil

Employees are the most beneficial assets that a business can have. Without staff a business, essentially, would be unable to operate. Therefore it is of vital importance to maintain a highly efficient relationship between employers and employees. This is carried out through Employment Relations.

Effective and efficient employment relations in a specific organisation should be shown through; good work performance, job satisfaction amongst employees, low levels of absenteeism and low levels of staff turnover. As these goals are met so will the level of effectiveness of a business’ employment relations be determined.

Coca-Cola Amatil independently manufactures own soft drinks, it is the
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Coca-Cola Amatil recognises the importance of employees in the workplace. They strive to ensure that their employees are comfortable with where they are, and they feel as if they are benefitting from being involved in CCA. CCA therefore makes sure they show appreciation of their employees through a rewards system. Low levels of absenteeism demonstrates that the approaches CCA are taking in illustrating appreciation are successful. To improve this, they might consider introducing free drinks night, so as to create a sense of team and social connections within the company. This would also aid in eliminating any conflicts that may arise in future.

Discuss flexible working conditions:
Coca-Cola Amatil pride themselves in their acceptance of employees work-life balance. Flexible working conditions include approaches such as; assisting staff with family responsibilities and helping maintain a healthy work-life balance. Flexible arrangements like this can consist of flexitime, job sharing, telecommuting or flexiplace and career breaks. [Owens, Hayek, Huxtable, 2009].

Changing social trends and values involve a change in working conditions, a more flexible approach. The Flexibility Policy has been recently introduced into the company to maximise the benefits that may be gained from offering flexible work time. Some benefits include; keeping people motivated about work, keeping