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Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility: Experiences in a European Context

Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility: Experiences in a European Context

1st Edition

Tommy Isidorsson, Julia Kubisa
September 13, 2018

This is the era of flexibility. Under constant pressure to be adaptable, organizations increasingly adopt employment practices such as zero-hours contracts, the casualization of the workforce and the use of temporary and agency labour. These flexible practices are central to debates about the...

The Internet of People, Things and Services: Workplace Transformations

The Internet of People, Things and Services: Workplace Transformations

1st Edition

Claire A Simmers, Murugan Anandarajan
March 29, 2018

The transformational technologies of the Internet-Web compound continue to exert a vast and readily apparent influence on the way we live and work. In recent times, internet penetration is now very high in most parts of the world, impacting the context and content of the workplace and the boundary...

Reward Management: A critical text

Reward Management: A critical text

2nd Edition

Geoff White, Janet Druker
December 05, 2008

This thoroughly revised edition adopts a critical and theoretical perspective on remuneration policy and practices in the UK, from the decline of collective bargaining to the rise of more individualistic systems based on employee performance. It tackles the conceptual issues missing from existing...

Employment Relations in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries

Employment Relations in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries

1st Edition

Rosemary Lucas
January 22, 2004

Uniquely combining employment relations and the hospitality and tourism fields, this book draws on recently published sources to give readers a comprehensive and internationally comparative perspective on the subject area. It boldly extends the traditional analysis of employment relations by...

Union Organizing: Campaigning for trade union recognition

Union Organizing: Campaigning for trade union recognition

1st Edition

Gregor Gall
November 28, 2002

After many years of indifferent decline, trade union membership is now being revitalized; strategies known as ‘union organizing’ are being used to recruit and re-energize unions around the globe. This book considers exactly how trade unions are working to do this and provides a much-needed...

Job Insecurity and Work Intensification

Job Insecurity and Work Intensification

1st Edition

Brendan Burchell, David Ladipo, Frank Wilkinson
September 27, 2001

Based on findings of the recently published Joseph Rowntree Report, this book provides an up-to-the-minute review of current research on flexibility, job insecurity and work intensification. It examines the impact of these developments on individuals, their families, the workplace and the long-term...

Working for McDonald's in Europe: The Unequal Struggle

Working for McDonald's in Europe: The Unequal Struggle

1st Edition

Tony Royle
December 07, 2000

The McDonald's Corporation is not only the largest system-wide sales service in the world, it is a phenomenon in its own right, and is now recognized as the most famous brand in the world. By providing a detailed analysis of the extent to which the McDonald's Corporation adapts or imposes its...

Reward Management: A critical text

Reward Management: A critical text

1st Edition

Geoff White, Janet Druker
June 29, 2000

There have been fundamental changes in renumeration practices in the UK over the last quarter century, with a substantial decline in collective bargaining as the major method of pay determination and the growth of more individualistic systems based on employee performance, skills or competency....

The Insecure Workforce

The Insecure Workforce

1st Edition

Edmund Heery, Professor Edmund Heery, John Salmon
February 24, 2000

For the past two decades employment in Britain has been marked by a search for greater flexibility in the availability and use of labour. In recent years, however, there has been mounting concern at the costs of this trend and an appreciation that the consequence of a flexible labour market may be...

Public Service Employment Relations in Europe: Transformation, Modernization or Inertia?

Public Service Employment Relations in Europe: Transformation, Modernization or Inertia?

1st Edition

Stephen Bach, Lorenzo Bordogna, Giuseppe Della Rocca, David Winchester
August 26, 1999

The book provides an up-to-date analysis of the restructuring of public service employment relations in six European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark and the UK. Each of the chapters on national systems is organized around a set of themes and policy issues including: *...

Employee Relations in the Public Services: Themes and Issues

Employee Relations in the Public Services: Themes and Issues

1st Edition

Susan Corby, Geoff White
February 25, 1999

Almost a fifth of all employees work in the public sector. Employees working in the civil service, NHS, local government, education, the police and fire services also represent a large and growing body of students taking degree courses at universities.  Exploring this important and rapidly...

Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilisation, Collectivism and Long Waves

Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilisation, Collectivism and Long Waves

1st Edition

John Kelly
May 14, 1998

This original book is a wide-ranging, radical and highly innovative critique of the prevailing orthodoxies within industrial relations and human resource management. It covers: central problems in industrial relations the mobilization theory of collective action the growth of non-union workplaces...

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