Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation
Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson
Routledge, Aug 21, 2014 - Business & Economics - 420 pages
In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies created by companies in non-union settings to promote collective forums for voice and involvement at the workplace.
This unique volume presents the first longitudinal evidence on the performance, success, and failure of NER plans over an extended time period. Consisting of twelve detailed, in-depth case studies of actual NER plans in operation across four countries, this volume provides unparalleled evidence on such matters as: the motives behind the initial establishment of NER, different organizational forms of NER in industry, key success and failure factors over the long-term, pro and con evaluations for employers and employees, and more. Voice and Involvement at Work captures an unequalled international and comparative perspective through a wide cross-section of different NER forms.
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... Air Lines: The Leading Edge of American Practice BRUCE E. KAUFMAN The Intersection of NER and ADR: A Conceptual Analysis and Federal Express Case DAVID LEWIN What Do NLRB Cases Reveal about Non-Union Employee Representation Groups?
Companies may react to greater competitive pressure by taking the low road through labour commodification, cost cutting, and worker disempowerment or the high road through investment in human capital, high-involvement work practices, ...
... practices rather than an adversarial and distributive “split the pie” approach (Kaufman and Taras 2000; Gollan 2007; Wilkinson, Donaghey, Dundon, and Freeman 2014). Hence, key terms used in the context of NER are not bargaining, ...
Believing these considerations are under-explored and also crucial to informed evaluation and successful practice of NER, ... union density, collective bargaining arrangements, company HRM practices, and individualist/neoliberal versus ...
NER: AN OVERVIEW OF FORMS AND FUNCTIONS NER is an umbrella term for an unusually diverse set of forms and practices. Further, the nomenclature varies from country to country. In Canada, for example, a large-scale NER group may be called ...
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