Experiencing Human Resource Management examines human resource management (HRM), its management and effects, from the perspective of those at the “receiving end” of human resource initiatives and strategies. If HRM is to contribute to the objectives of organizations, it is imperative to understand how HRM techniques are being applied and experienced. This book tells the experiences of employees in more than 20 organizations across a number of sectors and countries, and sets out to answer three questions: + A decade or so from its arrival, is HRM delivering its promises? + Of the many documented changes in workplace policies and practices, which can be distinctly attributed to HRM? + Where changes are occurring in HRM, who is benefiting? Presenting not the usual managerial focus, but a rich and valuable view from employees, Experiencing Human Resource Management will be of great value to academics and advanced-level students in human resource management, industrial relations and sociology, as well as to practitioners dealing with employment related issues.

Strategic Integration and Industrial Relations in Greenfield Sites

Strategic Integration and Industrial Relations in Greenfield Sites

Strategic integration and industrial relations in greenfield sites
PatrickGunnigle and MichaelMorley

An increased emphasis on the strategic significance of employee relations considerations in facilitating the achievement of business objectives is seen as a key characteristic of change in management approaches to industrial relations (Kochan et al., 1986; Guest, 1987; 1989; Storey, 1992). High levels of strategic integration are felt to contrast with the ‘traditional pluralist’ model which was essentially reactive in nature, with the result that industrial relations considerations were not a concern of strategic decision-makers, but rather an operational issue only given priority when problems arose (Armstrong, 1988; Purcell, 1987; 1989).

This chapter considers the extent of integration of industrial relations (lR) considerations in strategic decision-making in greenfield site ...

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