Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Trade Union/Employee Representation

Trade union/employee representation

Trade unions are organisations that represent people at work. Their purpose is to protect and improve people's pay and conditions of employment. They also campaign for laws and policies which will benefit working people. That makes no distinction between a trade union or an employee representative body made up of the employees within a particular company calling itself a staff association. For the purposes of being listed as a trade union by the Certification Officer, any such body has to be able to demonstrate that it meets the legal definition and requirements.

The factors used by the Certification Officer to determine whether or not a trade union satisfies the legal requirements for listing and independence include purpose, history, membership base, organisation ...

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