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The Future of Employment Relations
New Paradigms, New Developments
 
 
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26 Oct 2011
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It is difficult to argue with the notion that the world of work is changing. Rapidly changing technology, a fundamental sectoral shift away from manufacturing and the public sector all have major implications for the management of people and the systems of HR utilised. Working patterns have also changed during the last 30 years, so that the classic or 'old' image of work as principally male, full-time and permanent is no longer a useful guide.

People are also changing. People are changing in their preferences for types of work, their involvement in unions and other collectives, and what they seek from their work and non-work experiences.

However, one thing remains a constant through all this change is the requirement for the great majority of our population to work. In this book Wilkinson and Townsend bring together a team of specialists to reconsider some aspects of work, the employment relationship and organisations.


Description

It is difficult to argue with the notion that the world of work is changing. Rapidly changing technology, a fundamental sectoral shift away from manufacturing and the public sector all have major implications for the management of people and the systems of HR utilised. Working patterns have also changed during the last 30 years, so that the classic or 'old' image of work as principally male, full-time and permanent is no longer a useful guide.

People are also changing. People are changing in their preferences for types of work, their involvement in unions and other collectives, and what they seek from their work and non-work experiences.

However, one thing remains a constant through all this change is the requirement for the great majority of our population to work. In this book Wilkinson and Townsend bring together a team of specialists to reconsider some aspects of work, the employment relationship and organisations.


Contents

The Changing Face of Work and Employment Relations; K.Townsend & A.Wilkinson
PART I: MANAGING PEOPLE IN ORGANISATIONS
High Performance Human Resources; D.Lewin
Gender, Equality, Diversity and a New Industrial Relations Paradigm? G.Kirton
Managing ER across Organisational Boundaries; M.Marchington, K.Hadjivassiliou, R.Martin & A.Cox
Franchises, Organisations and HRM; A.Kellner, K.Townsend & A.Wilkinson
PART II: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON EMPLOYMENT
Untitled; T.M.Welbourne
Developing a Contemporary Approach to Conceptualising Employee Actions; K.Townsend & J.Richards
Employee Looks and Lookism: A New Form of Labour and Employment Discrimination; C.Warhurst, D.Van den Broek, D.Nickson & R.Hall
Trust, HRM and the Employment Relationship; G.Dietz, A.Martins & R.Searle
PART III: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS AND THE SOCIETY
Workplace Partnership and the Future Trajectory of Employment Relations within Liberal Market Economies; T.Dobbins & T.Dundon
The Global Financial Crisis and Workplace Relations; D.Peetz, A.Frost & S.Le Queux
Sustainability and HRM: A Model and Suggestions for Future Research; I.Ehnert
Corporate Governance Systems and Industrial Relations; C.Brewster, M.Goergen & G.Wood


Authors

ADRIAN WILKINSON Professor and Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University, Australia. His recent research has encompassed employee participation and voice, and comparative and international employment relations. He has written nine books, over 100 articles in refereed journals as well as numerous book chapters and other papers.

KEITH TOWNSEND Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing as well as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources at Griffith University, Australia. He has published four books and more than 30 journal articles on employment relations.