Employee Relations

Index here items on employee and industrial relations, the employment relationship, conflict and mediation, industrial action and strikes, trade unions, trade union recognition and negotiation, collective bargaining and whistleblowing.

Posts

    Emotional Intelligence at Work

    Author Hendrie Weisinger Publisher Jossey-Bass (distributed in UK by Prentice Hall: 01442 882016) Price £18 ISBN 0 7879 0952 1 Defining emotional intelligence as the “ability to make your emotions work for you by using them...

    Leadership dances to its own tune

    Keynote speakers usually promote their books. Micheál Ó Suílleabháin prefers to plug his CDs. Well he might. The professor of music at the University of Limerick is one of Ireland’s top composers of classical and traditional...

    Row escalates at CoSteel

    Hugh Billot, personnel director at CoSteel Sheerness, and Lew Hutchinson, the Canadian firm’s chief executive, have told People Management that they have no intention of reviewing industrial relations practices at the Kent...

    Managing Absence: A Handbook for Managers in Public and Voluntary Organisations

    Authors Sarah Hargreaves, Christina Morton and Gill Taylor Publisher Russell House (01297 443948) Price £14.95 ISBN 1 898924 17 1 This handbook makes a detailed assessment of the impact that absence can have on service...

    Snow White back to work after strike

    Disney characters at its Paris theme park, who have returned to work after a month on strike, have succeeded in deflating, if not bursting, the company’s bubble. Coming in the wake of the publication of Team Rodent...

    20/20 Insight Gold

    Developer The Da Costa Clare Partnership (01753 893040) Price £1,500 Requirements Windows 3.1, 95 or NT, CD-Rom drive This is the latest version of a PC-based feedback system used to carry out employee attitude and customer...

    Rover row motors on

    Talks continue between unions and management at Rover, which announced 1,500 job losses last month. Stunned employees have been asked to volunteer for redundancy, while those on short-term contracts will not have them renewed...

    Partnership still in doubt despite gains

    Even in a country where unions, employers and government working together as social partners has become part of the accepted economic culture, things can still go wrong. While social partnership was being credited by IFTDO...

    Human rights bill warning

    The bill confers rights that “touch on fundamental issues which underlie the relationship between employers and employees”, he told the IPD’s employment law conference. These include respect for private and family life, freedom...

    Dismissal rule ‘discriminatory’

    Thousands of tribunal cases have been stayed pending a ruling on the case of Seymour-Smith, which challenged the legality of the two-year qualifying period because the proportion of women affected was 7 per cent higher than...