Employee Relations


Employee relations is an underlying philosophy, along with necessary attitudes and skills, rather than a specific management function or well-defined activity. You’ll find here information on employee and industrial relations, the employment relationship, conflict and mediation, industrial action and strikes, trade unions, trade union recognition and negotiation, collective bargaining and whistleblowing.

There are other pages for: absence, communication and consultation, discipline and grievances, dismissal, employee engagement, flexible working, the psychological contract and working time.

Find out more about the Whistleblower advice line  - a free confidential helpline to support with whistleblowing at work, exclusive to CIPD members. In partnership with Public Concern at Work.

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Annual Conference and Exhibition

5-6 November 2014

Join us at the HR event of the year in Manchester. Get insights practical insights from L'Oreal, the NHS and others, in 51 sessions on hot issues including neuroscience and big data. Plus, the latest solutions from 180 industry suppliers at the FREE exhibition.

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Employee Outlook: Focus on culture change and patient care in the NHS

Explores the attitudes of employees in the healthcare sector to working in the sector, trust and values within the health service, and culture change to improve the NHS.

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Survey Reports (17)

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Research Reports (7)

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