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Employee Relations

Employee Relations

A Practical Introduction

Elizabeth Aylott

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About the book

Employee Relations is a guide to the fundamental principles and practice of employee relations in the workplace. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice, it builds knowledge of the area, from understanding the labour market and the employment relationship to trade unions and international governing bodies. This book covers key areas such as conflict and dispute resolution, dismissal and redundancy, rights, ethics and more. It equips you with the skills to plan, implement and assess employee relations that align to your organization's strategic objectives.

This fully revised 2nd edition of Employee Relations includes new discussions surrounding the gig economy and virtual workplace, changes in workplace demographic and the role of government as an employer. Fresh case studies from Uber, Amazon and AeroParts are now featured. Online resources include a series of downloadable tools to evaluate the employment relationship, the labour market, employer rankings and the cost of conflict.

The HR Fundamentals series is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK professional body for HR and people development with over 145,000 members worldwide. This series of succinct, practical and straightforward guides supports those in the early stages of HR.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 02: What is Employee Relations?;
    • Chapter - 03: The Importance of Employee Relations;
    • Chapter - 04: Employee Relations and Strategy;
  • Section - TWO: In Practice;
    • Chapter - 05: Employee Relations in Practice;
    • Chapter - 06: Planning and Action;
    • Chapter - 07: 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 (about a previous edition)

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 (about a previous edition)

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 (about a previous edition)

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About the Author

Elizabeth Aylott is an HR specialist and Lecturer in the areas of employee relations and employment law, having worked in both industry and the charitable sector and with extensive experience of resolving employment tribunal claims. She has lectured on CIPD programmes and is currently based at BPP in London, UK where she lectures on HRM and business degrees.

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