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.

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    Better engagement “could have prevented banking collapse”

    Better employee engagement could have prevented last year’s near-collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), according to the author of a government-commissioned review. Nita Clarke, joint author of the MacLeod review,...

    Ethics at work

    How do British employees view ethics in the workplace? Do they feel supported to “do the right thing” at work? Have there been changes in recent years? These issues are explored in the second national survey of British employees...

    Pay lags behind rising living costs

    Nearly half of UK employees believe their pay has not kept pace with the rising cost of living. Almost a third consider they do not get paid as much as other people doing similar jobs in other organisations. The statistics...

    Why proactivity is a matter of autonomy and support from colleagues, not personality

    Proactive people – the first category – are increasingly important in today’s organisations. Staff need to be willing to make suggestions, try new ways of doing things, and take responsibility for change. But simply seeking...

    Measuring the impact of a psychological contract for health and safety

    Safe behaviour at work is a managerial challenge. Traditionally, research into occupational health and safety has focused on safety culture and safety climate to explain risk-taking and safety behaviours. Managers in high...

    Keep the faith

    Trust is something of a woolly concept for organisations, which is why many have found it difficult to get to grips with. It’s always easier to talk about more concrete topics, such as leadership or performance. But being...

    The search for meaning

    Let's conduct a here-and-now experiment into the nature of motivation. Below, you will find the same message about motivation delivered in two ways. Which way of receiving the information do you find more likely to move...

    How to... unlock discretionary effort

    We've all had days when we have felt we've done our best. But what if someone had offered us a million pounds to solve that seemingly insurmountable problem? The chances are we could have found the energy and inspiration...

    Psychological contract

    Members can download a new change agenda on "Managing change: the role of the psychological contract" from the CIPD's website. As well as looking at what is meant by the term, it draws on recent research to...

    Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work

    Title: Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work Authors: Neil Conway and Rob Briner Publisher: Oxford University Press (01536 741727) Price: £50 (£19.99 paperback) ISBN: 0 19 928064 9/019 928065...