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Francis Green, Katy Huxley & Keith Whitfield

In: The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management

Chapter 22: The Employee Experience of Work

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The Employee Experience of Work
The employee experience of work
Introduction

Recent years have witnessed substantial economic growth throughout the industrialised world, and whilst many workers have become financially better-off, there is increasing evidence that the more non-material aspects of the employees’ experience of work may not have improved commensurately. They may have even become worse in certain key respects, particularly in relation to the intensity of work and the associated job stress. This inevitably raises fundamental questions as to whether the increase in employee financial well-being has been bought at the expense of other aspects of well-being, and whether this cost has been particularly high for some workers. Other pertinent questions include: Is increased material affluence a good indicator of well-being in the modern society? Have ...

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