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Employment Relations
Fairness and Trust in the Workplace


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Human Resource Management

© 2016 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017*

'In this new, original book, Cecilie Bingham puts fairness, trust, organisational justice, and power at the heart of employment relationships in a variety of settings. This thought-provoking text provides academic, practical and theoretical insights into the contested nature of contemporary work and employment relations at workplace level. It should become essential reading for students, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in the field.' - Professor David Farnham, University of Portsmouth, UK

Mapped to CIPD learning outcomes at level 5 and level 7, Employment Relations: Fairness and Trust in the Workplace critically reflects on current research, commentary, evidence and practice in the employment relationship with a unique focus on organizational justice.

Combining theoretical concepts, tools and models with practical examples, it is packed with innovative learning features designed to help students to engage with the subject, including:

  • Extracts of recent news items linked to chapter content
  • Insights to help link theory and practice supported by podcast interviews on the book’s companion website
  • A series of case study ‘snippets’, activities and revision exercises.

The book is complimented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, Instructors' manual, multimedia links, podcasts, and free SAGE journal articles.

Suitable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on Employment Relations, Industrial Relations or HRM courses.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction: About this book
 
Chapter 2: Employee Relations: Setting the scene
 
Chapter 3: Trust and getting a fair deal at work
 
Chapter 4: Contract change and the employee relationship
 
Chapter 5: Causes and expressions of workplace conflict
 
Chapter 6: Conflict: reduction, regulation and resolution
 
Chapter 7: Employee engagement and the employment relationship
 
Chapter 8: Sharing information and decision making – from employee involvement to partnership
 
Chapter 9: Employee voice: being heard and making a difference
 
Chapter 10: Flexibility and fairness in the employment relationship
 
Chapter 11: Equitable reward and the employment relationship
 
Chapter 12: Fairness in practice

Supplements

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Lecturer Resources

  • Instructor’s Manual
  • PowerPoint slides

Student Resources

  • Annotated weblinks
  • Podcasts
  • SAGE journal articles

 

In this new, original book, Cecilie Bingham puts fairness, trust, organisational justice, and power at the heart of employment relationships in a variety of settings. Based on current research, mini-case studies, news items, and exercises, this thought-provoking text provides academic, practical and theoretical insights into the contested nature of contemporary work and employment relations at workplace level. It should become essential reading for students, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in the field

Professor David Farnham
University of Portsmouth

This new text by Cecilie Bingham provides a welcome critical, reflective and contemporary perspective on the employment relationship in the UK and beyond. While the subject matter is both wide- ranging and topical, ranging from modern forms of slavery to zero hours contracts and 24/7 working, the reader- friendly analysis is lucidly informed by salient theory and never loses sight of power and asymmetry as defining characteristics in the employment relationship.

Graham Hollinshead
Reader in International Human Resource Management, University of Hertfordshire, UK

This text book is a valuable addition to the employment relations literature. The core themes of fairness and workplace justice will touch a chord with students whilst the insights and subject awareness will find a welcome with HR practitioners and academics. The short case studies enable the reader to relate the text to real world situations.

Professor Geoffrey K. White
Chartered Fellow CIPD Department of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour, Faculty of Business, University of Greenwich

This highly readable book examines employment relations from the standpoint of fairness and organisational justice. Chapters include recent relevant case examples and newsflash reports, making tangible issues in academic debates. Questions and exercises encourage reflection on concepts, perspectives and styles of employee relations management. The book is a very valuable addition to the resources on hand for those taking and those teaching employee relations, and is suitable for CIPD accredited courses.

Stephanie Tailby
Professor of Employment Relations at UWE Bristol and a Co-Director of the Centre for Employment Studies Research (CESR)

An invaluable resource for HR practitioners whether undertaking CIPD Level 5 or 7 HRM programmes or as a 'best friend' in the workplace. A straight-forward, no-nonsense approach to managing employee relations, drawing on the passion of the author for managing this key area of people management appropriately in today's ever-changing world.

Mrs Michaela Hoare
Humanities, Manchester College of Arts And Techn.
February 20, 2018

The book seems written in an a-contextual manner and it is therefore not quite suitable for international studies on employment relations. I would have liked to see more emphasis on labour markets and different types of employment practices.

Dr Mei Trueba
Health , Brighton and Sussex Medical School
October 12, 2016

This is an excellent book for anyone studying HRM, good business case studies and best practice throughout. strong links to course material and helpful for the managing people module.
thanks

Mrs Honor Holloway
Home Learning College, Bucks New University
September 23, 2016

This book is important for understanding the updated organisational behaviour concepts, such as trust, conflict, etc.

Dr Hanqun Song
Department of Hospitality Management, Huddersfield University
February 25, 2016

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Chapter 2 - Employee Relations: Setting the Scene


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