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Employee Relations

Employee Relations

Elizabeth Aylott

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Understand and implement best practice employee relations in your UK organization with this guide.

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About the book

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.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 01: What is Employee Relations?;
    • Chapter - 02: The importance of Employee Relations;
    • Chapter - 03: Employee Relations and strategy;
  • Section - TWO: In Practice;
    • Chapter - 04: Employee Relations in practice;
    • Chapter - 05: Planning and action;
    • Chapter - 06: Measurement


Employee Relations is a demanding area of HR practice and this book is an ideal source of up-to-date information for HR professionals new to or interested in this specialism.
Daniel Selmon, HR Manager, PruHealth

Liz Aylott brings her wealth of HR experience and knowledge to this book. It is particularly relevant to CIPD students at Level 5, where there are few books that provide the support for students to extend their knowledge of this challenging and vital area of business.
Tim Stewart, Dean of BPP Business School

This book is written in a clear and engaging manner and will be of immense practical value to HR professionals and non-professionals alike.
Andy Wood, HR Generalist, Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd

Employee relations cost the UK's SMEs an enormous amount in lost time, resources and expensive litigation. This book provides invaluable support to SMEs and new managers wanting to understand their role in employee relations.
Dr. Karen Purnell, Managing Director, ITOPF Ltd

Useful, well-informed manual. getAbstract recommends her guidance and expertise to HR practitioners and students in related fields who face sweeping changes in today's workplace. She sets out with a goal these readers will share: helping HR departments and managers become more strategic and less reactive.
-getAbstract, Inc.

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749469764
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x155
  • 216 pages
  • Series: HR Fundamentals Series

About the Author

Liz Aylott has over 15 years of experience as an HR specialist and Lecturer in areas of Employee Relations and Employment Law. After a career in HR both in industry and the charitable sector, she joined the Hampshire Business School where she lectured on CIPD programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Currently based at BPP where as a member of the Business School faculty she lectures on HRM and business degrees, Liz also has extensive experience of resolving Employment Tribunal claims.

Elizabeth Aylott

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