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Managing Employment Relations

Understand all the key aspects of employment relations and how they apply in practice with this comprehensive textbook.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781789661453
Edition: 7
Format: 247x190
472 pages

About the book

Employment relations is concerned with the relationship between employees and their employers and is one of the most important aspects of an HR role. Managing Employment Relations will give students a thorough grounding in the processes, context and practical application of employment relations and give them the knowledge and skills they need for a successful career in HR.

Covering everything from the legal aspects of employment relations, essential policies, strategies and the changing social context to conflict resolution, mediation, employee engagement and workplace discipline, Managing Employment Relations is an indispensable guide. With brand new content on gig economy workers, supporting diversity in the workplace, individual and group policies and the need for greater transparency in the employer-employee relationship, this book is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of employment relations. Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 module in employment relations and full of case studies and exercises to help students understand the practical application of the core topics, this is an essential textbook for postgraduate HR students and practitioners in an employment relations role. Online resources include a lecturer guide, lecture slides, sample essay questions and additional case studies for students and lecturers as well as annotated weblinks.

About the authors

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is also a visiting fellow at the Institute for Research on Organisations, Work and Employment at the University of Central Lancashire. Prior to a career in higher education, Tony worked as a data communication engineer and manager, including working for the TUC. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Association and an academic member of the CIPD. He key research interests, on which he is widely published, are managing conflict on the workplace, equality and diversity, the role of trade unions and workplace wellbeing.

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Richard Saundry

Richard Saundry is Professor of HRM and Employment Relations at the University of Sheffield. He is one of the UKs leading experts in the management of workplace conflict. Richard started his working life at the National Union of Mineworkers where he was Head of Industrial Relations, and subsequently worked at the Universities of Leeds, Central Lancashire and Plymouth. He has taught hundreds of HR practitioners on CIPD accredited Masters' programmes over the last twenty years and is an author of 'Managing Employment Relations' the core CIPD text for Employee Relations. He also edited 'Reframing Resolution' published in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan and his work has been published in a wide range of leading international academic journals including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal and Work Employment and Society. He has held a wide range of research grants and is currently working on a major project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) investigating the link between conflict competence, employee engagement and productivity. Richard has worked closely with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) over the last ten years to develop cutting-edge insights into conflict management.

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Virginia Fisher

Dr Virginia Fisher is an experienced academic, manager, teacher and researcher in the Human Resourcing, Employment Relations and Diversity subject areas. Her doctorate was a poststructural feminist ethnography exploring the gendered nature of one UK Business School. She has published in the areas of gender, ethnography and employment relations. During 2018 and in collaboration with Professor Richard Saundry and Dr Sue Kinsey, she investigated the complexities of HR and the management of workplace conflict, resulting in the 2019 ACAS publication, 'Managing workplace conflict: The changing role of HR'. Her most recent research, with Dr Sue Kinsey, is an investigation into the silences and third-party complicities surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. This work was presented at the 2018 CIPD Applied Research Conference. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Business School, Exeter, UK. Previously she held posts as an Associate Head in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England and as Associate Professor (HRM) at the Universities of Plymouth and Wolverhampton. She is an active trade union representative and caseworker for the University and College Union. She started her working life as an HR manager in the public sector and is a long-standing member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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This textbook is essential reading for any student or practitioner in the field of HRM. It gives readers both practical and academic guidance to help them manage employment relations in the workplace. The topics are discussed clearly, with examples and case studies used to bring the subjects to life- I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Dr Jasmine Kelland, Lecturer in Human Resource Studies, Programme Leader MA HRM and BA(hons) HRM, Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth