Develop an in depth appreciation for the different factors that impact the employee-company relationship so that you can apply the theory in practice within your own organisation.
Employee Relations in an Organisational Context offers a comprehensive yet accessible look at the topic area, which considers the core topics of employee relations while providing coverage of key developments in the field. Designed to develop a thorough grounding in how the relationship between employee and organisation is structured and influenced, topics discussed include the foundations of this overarching relationship, the external factors that affect it, the role of management and employees themselves, employee involvement and participation, and grievances, discipline and dismissal.
A range of interactive features are used to really engage you with the subject matter under discussion and allow you to work and absorb the material: individual chapter objectives help you focus your learning and evaluate your progress, activities encourage you to reflect on the concepts addressed or delve a little deeper into specific issues, case studies from across the public, private and voluntary sectors illustrate the theoretical examples explored, whilst examples to work through are provided at the end of each chapter to cement learning and test understanding. Employee Relations in an Organisational Context will give you the in depth appreciation for the different factors that impact the employee-company relationship and allow you to apply the theory in practice within your own organisation. Online resources offered include lecturer's guides and PowerPoints slides.
The text covers the CIPD standards and also goes wider in bringing in elements of OB. A particularly strength of the text is its interactive features – the activities and case studies, as well as the organisational examples. Up-to-date statistics are also welcome, as is the up-to-date review of legislation. The material is relevant and interesting and provides a refreshing attempt to present the subject in a modified way and to include elements of organisational behaviour
Paul Smith, Senior Lecturer and Head of Subject Group, University of Hertfordshire
Kathy Daniels teaches at Aston Business School, UK, and is a tutor for ICS Ltd in Employment Law and related topics. She is also a tutor on the Advanced Certificate in Employment for the CIPD. She is a lay member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham. Prior to these appointments she was a Senior Personnel Manager in the manufacturing sector.