PART 1: CONTEXT
1. The Australian state and the global economy
Julian Teicher and Richard Bryan
2. Theory in employee relations
Richard Gough, Peter Holland and Julian Teicher
PART 2: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
3. Employee relations, the labour market and work organisation
4. Human resource management and employee relations
Cathy Sheehan, Peter Holland and Peter Dowling
5. Employee relations in small firms
6. Employees and unions
7. The vanishing public sector
Julian Teicher, Ruth Barton and Saadet Ozdemir
PART 3: REGULATING THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
8. Management of workplace conflict
Bernadine Van Gramberg
9. Legal regulation of employment
Bernadine Van Gramberg, Richard Gough and Don McKenzie
10. Flexible labour markets, organisations and workers
Peter Holland and Margaret Deery
11. Bilateralism or multilateralism? Labour rights and international regulation of employment
Marco Michelotti and Chris Nyland
PART 4: MANAGING IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
12. Equity: The possibilities of diversity management
13. Working in teams
Richard Gough, Julian Teicher and Bob Park
14. Managing for global competitiveness
15. The new pay: Performance-related pay in Australia
Michael O'Donnell and John Shields
16. The future of work and employee relations
Russell D. Lansbury and Ron Callus
The book is divided into four parts:
Part 1 places the study of the employment relationship in both its political and economic context and very deliberately places developments in a national and international framework. Thus there is consideration of issues such as changes in the structure of employment, workforce composition, working time, training and work organisation, as well as an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of the field of employee relations.
Part 2 examines the impact that the political and economic transition has had on the regulation of the employment relationship in Australia. The influence of globalisation and the neo-liberal agenda adopted by successive Australian governments over the last two decades on the regulation of the employment relationship is explored.
Part 3 explores employment regulation from both a national and international perspective.
Part 4 is concerned with change and its implications for management and labour.
- Chapter outlines provide an overview of the chapter.
- Learning objectives introduce students to the learning goals of the chapter.
- There is a case study with accompanying questions in most chapters.
- Review questions test comprehension and understanding of key concepts.
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