Employee Relations is a guide to the fundamental principles of employee relations in the UK. Tailored to the needs of practitioners it offers a complete overview of the field strongly aligned to the organizational and HR strategy and objectives. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice it will build your knowledge of the area from understanding the labour market and the employment relationship to trade unions and international governing bodies. The book covers key areas such as conflict and dispute resolution, dismissal and redundancy, rights, ethics and much more. Aligning effective employee relations with strategic objectives, this book will equip you with the skills you need to plan, implement and assess employee relations. Employee Relations is part of the brand new HR Fundamentals series, offering practical advice to HR professionals starting out in their career, completing CPD training or studying for their professional qualifications with the CIPD. It is the complementary partner title to Employment Law, also by the same author.
The text is ideal for undergraduates and postgraduates, providing an up-to-date approach for those studying Employee Relations, HRM and related disciplines on a range of courses including BA Business Studies and CIPD professional programmes. This new edition has been revised to take account of the salient developments currently shaping the subject of employee relations from concrete issues such as changes in legislation, employment practices or facets of trade union structure and membership, to those of a more interpretative nature.
Section III. Human Resource Management in the Twenty-First Century -- 12. HR Today and Tomorrow: Organizational Strategy in Global Companies -- 13. Selected HR Issues -- 14. Challenge and Balance -- 15. In Conclusion: Transiting from the Past to the Future -- References -- List of Contributors -- Index
Introduce your students to a new way of looking at at Employment Relations! McPhail, Jerrard and Southcombe address the key topics of Employment Relations. They offer an industrial relations focus on human resources, and a human resources focus on industrial relations '" a uniquely comprehensive approach. The textbook is packed with case studies, local and international examples, vignettes, legislative extracts and news articles to create student discussion and reflection on ideas across IR and HR. Employment Relations: An Integrated Approach includes Search me! Management - an online research.
Revised and updated to incorporate new research insights and findings, Managing a Global Workforce provides balanced and contemporary coverage of human resource management in the international marketplace. Directed at future general managers and international executives rather than HR specialists, it is designed to help readers recognize the critical human resource issues underlying the cultural and economic challenges they face. The book's approach is truly global in nature, not just focused on expatriates from the home office. The authors also recognize contemporary trends in the global business arena, including the growing use of contingent workers, strategic alliances, and the need to have an active influence on the workers in these new organizational relationships. Reader-friendly tools, including an opening case scenario in each chapter to attract interest and emphasize topic importance, enhance the book's practical, real-world emphasis. For this edition new end-of-chapter short cases as well as new topics, ideas, and illustrations featuring current issues and challenges such as the global economic challenge have been added; and updated Internet resource references are provided for each chapter.
Comprising five thematic sections, this volume provides a critical, international and interdisciplinary exploration of employment relations. It examines the major subjects and emerging areas within the field, including essays on institutional theory, voice, new actors, precarious work and employment. Led by a well-respected team of editors, the contributors examine current knowledge and debates within each topic, offering cutting-edge analysis and reflection. The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations is an extensive reference work that offers students and researchers an introduction to current scholarship in the longstanding discipline of employment relations. It will be an essential addition to library collections in business and management, law, economics, sociology and political economy.
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International Human Resource Management is a new edition of this market-leading text. Two new authors, Marion Festing and Allen Engle, make this new edition even more international than its predecessors. Changes include more coverage of small & medium enterprises, new material on managing diversity and cross-cultural workforces, new material on off-shoring, particularly to India or China, and a new chapter on sustaining global growth and linking the international HR function more firmly to companys’ strategic growth plans.In addition the new edition includes a wealth of case study material and class discussion material. A full instructor’s website is available to adopters.
Offering a critical assessment of the main conceptual debates concerning labour management partnership and cooperation at the workplace, this book evaluates the search for positive employment relations in five countries. The provision of collective employee representation, normally through trade unions, is central to most definitions of labour management partnership, and the aim is to develop collaborative relationships between unions, employers and employee representatives for the benefit all parties. While traditionally associated with employment relations in the coordinated market economies of the continental European nations, partnership approaches have attracted increasing attention in recent decades in the liberal market economies of the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Developing Positive Employment Relations assesses the conceptual debates, reviews the employment relations context in each of these countries, and provides workplace case studies of the dynamics of partnership at the enterprise level.