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1st Edition

The Employment Relationship

ISBN 9780750649414
Published August 5, 2003 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Challenges Facing the Employment Relationship in Future Organizations addresses the issues of change within employee relationships resulting from the impact of factors such as:

* international competitive pressures
* technological change
* changing individual expectations and behaviours

The new employment contract is analysed from inside and outside organizations and the issues are addressed from both a human resource management and work psychology perspective.

This book:
* Reviews the phenomenon of globalization, outlining the current impacts on the employment relationship and summarizing the assumed impacts on future work
* Looks at the employment relationship from a labour market perspective and reviews the evidence on an increasing individualization of the employment relationship
* Reviews work by psychologists on the changing psychological contract
* Provides an overview of new forms of work organization, drawing attention to research on virtual organization and implications of e-enablement
* Outlines the challenges to the employment relation on a global scale

Table of Contents

Challenges facing the employment relationship; The psychological contract; The changing structure of employment; Job stability and employment outcomes; Quality of the employment relationship: trust and job security; Work and career transitions; Individualization of Human Resource Management; Managing the new individual- Organization linkages; Work-life balance; New generations: New expections and new problems?

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This is a plum pudding of a book which many practitioners will want to dip into: a stimulating read which, if it cannot offer definite answers, usefully helps to reformulate many of the questions.
Mike Emmott, CIPD adviser, employee relations