Understanding the Employment Relationship
By Philip Lewis, et al.
Financial Times / Pearson Education
$97.50 paper original
This exciting new text is different from many of the employee relations textbooks
currently available because it takes as its central theme the employment relationship
between the employer and the employee. This reflects one of the major changes
in employee relations over recent years- the increasing extent to which the
individual relationship each of us has with our employer is central in shaping
our working lives.
The authors provide an important and contemporary approach to employee relations;
include extensive coverage of such important employee relations topics as power,
culture, the psychological contract, reward, discipline, downsizing and termination
of employment; make explicit links to national, EU and international contexts
throughout; present material in a lively writing style in an accessible and
enjoyable way; include self-check questions throughout each chapter in order
that readers may test their understanding of key concepts; conclude each chapter
with a case study which highlights important points from the chapter; include
an extensive glossary of key terms. Employee Relations- understanding the employment
relationship is a modern book that covers historical, cultural, individual and
collective perspectives, and is suitable for undergraduate, professional and
"Employee Relations covers areas from a critical perspective not always included
in ER and HR textbooks and this is to be welcomed. It also contains a wealth
of student activities including recent and relevant case studies. This is an
invaluable addition to any business school's courses and resources." --- Dr.
Len Holden, De Montfort University.
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