Inside the Workplace: Findings from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey

| Publication date: 5 Jul 2006 | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Forth, J | External Author(s): Kersley B., Alpin C., Bryson A., Bewley H., Dix G. and Oxenbridge S.

Inside the Workplace provides an in-depth exploration of the findings from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS 2004), the fifth in the series of surveys conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), and the Policy Studies Institute (PSI). The WERS series is widely regarded as providing one of the most authoritative portraits of contemporary employment relations at the workplace in Britain.<br /><br />Across Britain, managers and worker representatives were interviewed in over 3,000 workplaces. Over 20,000 employees returned completed questionnaires. The survey links the views from these three parties, providing a truly integrated picture of employment relations within workplaces.<br /><br />As well as providing an up to date account of the state of employment relations in Britain, this book will also provide information on the changes that have occurred since the last survey was conducted (1997/8). Eagerly anticipated, Inside the Workplace highlights change in a number of areas affected by government policy, including the Working Time Directive, equal opportunities, work-life balance, workplace conflict and statutory trade union recognition procedures.<br /><br />Inside the Workplace provides a unique contribution to the study of employment relations and an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners in the fields of employee relations, human resource management, organizational behaviour and sociology.<br />

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employment relations, human resource management, organisational behaviour
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