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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    Professional standards research: the psychological contract

    The way in which research on modern work relationships is carried out can have a huge effect on whether the findings back up old rhetoric or bring a new set of explanations to the table. What is the world of work really like...

    Don't hurry, be happy

    As we seek to deal with the pressures of modern working life, it is tempting to think back to a golden age when life at work was more stable and predictable. Of course a golden age for some, even a partly illusory one, was...

    Woeful in Whitehall

    We know that enlightened HR practices, have a positive effect on attitudes and performance. Last year’s CIPD survey on employee attitudes showed that the public sector, and central government in particular, had adopted more...

    Psychological contraction

    If things are so good, why are they so bad? The UK economy seems to be doing very well. Employment levels are only 1 per cent below the previous high back in 1974 and unemployment continues to fall. Wage inflation is muted...