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Managing Employment Relations

Apply employment relations learning in practice with this fully updated textbook ideal for CIPD students.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781843983781
Edition: 6
Format: 245x18
416 pages

About the book

Managing Employment Relations is an indispensable guide for anyone studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module Managing Employment Relations as well as anyone looking for a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of the relationship between employers and employees. Fully updated, this edition has new coverage of the changing labour market, regulatory reform and the global environment, ensuring that readers have access to the most up-to-date information in this area.

Covering the context, processes and legal aspects of employment relations, Managing Employment Relations gives a thorough grounding in all the underpinning theory of employment relations. It also provides practical guidance on employee engagement, involvement and representation as well as employment relations strategies, policies and change. In this sixth edition, there is a brand new chapter on workplace mediation and enhanced coverage of discipline, grievances and redundancies. Supported by a lecturer guide, sample essay questions and powerpoint slides for instructors as well as annotated web links and annual updates for students, this book is essential reading for anyone teaching or studying employment relations.

About the authors

John Gennard

John Gennard was Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

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Graham Judge

Graham Judge is Group Human Resources Director for Local World Ltd.

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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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