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.

Looking for an older report on employee relations which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

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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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.

Employee outlook

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Factsheets (6)

Survey Reports (12)

Policy Reports (3)

Research Reports (8)

Employment Law FAQs (36)

Case Reports (4)

Guides (1)

Books  (3)