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The Employment Relationship

1st Edition

By Paul Sparrow, Cary L. Cooper


296 pages

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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


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

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?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management