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The Employment Relationship And The Psychological Contract

Contents
  1. The employment relationship defined
  2. The dimensions of the employment relationship
  3. Nature of the employment relationship
  4. The psychological contract defined
  5. The nature of the psychological contract
  6. The significance of the psychological contract
  7. The psychological contract and the employment relationship
  8. Operational model of the psychological contract
  9. Ten ways in which HR can contribute to the development of a positive employment relationship and psychological contract

THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP DEFINED

The term employment relationship describes the links between employers and employees in the workplace. These may be formal, eg contracts of employment or procedural agreements. Or they may be informal in the shape of the psychological contract (see slide).

 

They can refer to individual contracts and expectations or they can refer to the collective relationships between management and trade unions or joint consultative bodies.

 

THE DIMENSIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

  1. Parties
    1. managers
    2. employees
    3. employee representatives
  2. Substance
      Individual
    1. job
    2. reward
    3. career
    4. communications
  3. Collective
    1. trade unions
    2. consultative committees
  4. Structure
    1. formal rules/procedures
    2. informal
    3. understandings and expectations
  5. Operation
    1. level
    2. process
    3. style