The Employment Relationship: A Psychological Perspective

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The Employment Relationship presents a controversial perspective on an area hitherto dominated by industrial relation experts and radical sociological theorists. Exploring some of the metaphors commonly used to describe the employment relationship, Peter Herriot argues that it is often their dark rather than their bright side which best expresses how employees really feel. Human resources sometimes feel like human discards! The main culprits in this situation, he suggests, are the top managers who fail to treat employment as a relationship and employees as individuals. He concludes that management rhetoric must be replaced by real dialogue and points to three issues where this is most crucial: employee compliance, contractual inequalities and the need for organisational change. The Employment Relationship will make essential reading for all managers and occupational psychologists. It will also be of interest to students of work psychology, human resource management or organisational behaviour.

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Peter Herriot is a well-known commentator on organisations and employment. After a career as an organisational psychologist, he has more recently been engaged in consultancy and research and he is currently Editor of The European Journal of Work and Organisaitonal Psychology. His previous publications include New Deals, (1995, with Carole Pemberton) and Trust and Transition, (1998, with Wendy Hirsh and Peter Reilly).

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"'In many ways this book fills a gap, a great chasm in fact, the ideas are fresh and expressed in a lively fashion. The chapters are full of useful insights into relationships at work, which practising managers will find helpful.' - Shaun Tyson, Cranfield University School of Management 'This is a great book that manages to condense a remarkable range and depth of literature from industrial relations, human resource management and social psychology.' - Paul Sparrow, Sheffield University Management School"

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