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.
As viewed by employers, NER is a significant delegation of authority, control, and influence to employees, ... Similar variation occurs with respect to the other dimensions, such as whether representatives are elected or appointed, ...
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A famous example from this period is the John Lewis Partnership, Ltd.—a retail goods company that reorganized so that employees (“partners”) received the bulk of profit and elected representatives to co-manage the company through ...
During World War I and its immediate aftermath, more than 200 works councils and employee representation plans (ERPs) ... between managers and one or more employee representatives over a term or condition of employment (LeRoy 2000).
The former is often ineffective in fairly representing employees' interests and resolving disputes; ... NER can be a component of an ADR system, such as when employee representatives sit on an in-house peer review or arbitration panel.
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