Employee Relation : Sainsbury

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EMPLOYEE RELATION
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Pluralistic and unitary frames of reference...........................................................................11.2 Impact of changes in trade unionism on employee relations................................................21.3 Role of main players in employee relations..........................................................................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................42.1 Procedures Sainsbury should follow when dealing with various conflict situations...........42.2 Features of employee relations in a particular conflict situation.........................................52.3 Effectiveness of procedures used in a given dispute situation..............................................6TASK 3............................................................................................................................................73.1 Role of negotiation in collective Bargaining........................................................................73.2 Affect of negotiation strategy for a given situation..............................................................8TASK 4............................................................................................................................................84.1 Influence of the EU on industrial democracy in the UK.......................................................84.2 Methods used to gain employee participation and involvement in decision making processin Sainsbury.................................................................................................................................94.3 Affect of human resource management on employee relations..........................................10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................11REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................13.......................................................................................................................................................14
INTRODUCTIONEmployee relation refers to the relationship among managers and employees. Forincreasing the productivity and goodwill of firm, it is necessary to develop harmonious relationswith employees. Positive employee relationship is necessary at the workplace for maximisingthe profitability. The employee relation is also known as industrial relation. Failure and alsosuccess of company is based on the healthy employee relations (Armstrong and Taylor, 2014).Sainsbury is the largest supermarket chain in United Kingdom which is chosen for the presentstudy. In this report, the role of main players in making employee relation healthy is explained.There is a procedure that an organisation should be follow at the time of dealing with theconflict situations detailed under this. In this present business report discuss about theeffectiveness of the process that is used in the particular dispute condition. Under this there aresome methods which company used to gain the employee involvement and also participation inthe process of decision making.TASK 11.1 Pluralistic and unitary frames of referenceConflicts are started from any kind of fights and also arguments in between manager andemployees at the workplace. This will directly impact on the relationship of both staff membersand employers. From this, the performance level and productivity of company will beunbalanced and employees will not get satisfied from the job. Employee relation refers to thestudy regarding main role of staff members in order to manage good and harmonious relation ofemployer and employees in a company in context of achieving the organisational goals andobjectives. There are two types of perspectives as given below:Unitary perspectives-It refers to the team work and evaluates those people who arefamiliar with the organisation (Avey and et. al., 2010). If employees will know about the firmvery well, then in this case, they will be achieve the organisational goal in an effective and alsoproper manner. Under this kind of preference, arguments and also dispute among the workersand also employers. It is necessary for the manager of Sainsbury business firm is to neglect theunnecessary conflict from the workplace. The conflict can be solve from the effectivecommunication in order to rising the performance level of overall business firm. The unitaryframe of reference is a good and also effective way to attitudes, thinking and also those1
assumption which are concerned to the organisational membership and also management. Thiskind of perspective searches an expression with the help of executing the vision and also missionstatement. Under this the staff members are regarded as the loyal and also hard-working.Illustration1: Industrial relation Approaches(Source: Approaches to Industrial Relations, 2017)Pluralistic frames of reference-It is a basic concept in order to understand the interestof different people who are working in an organisation. In this, the arguments and also disputesarise from various interests and values of people (Budd, Gollan and Wilkinson, 2010). Theconflicts can be solved with the help of mechanism and the work which help achieve businessobjectives and also goals in a particular period of time. In this, there are two main partiesincluded which are trade union and also management. Both are important for increasing theproductivity of an organisation. Management works on controlling and also determining theperformance level of employees. On the other hand, trade union is a legal representative ofworkers.1.2 Impact of changes in trade unionism on employee relationsFrom the trade union, there is some changes comes in the conditions of company andalso staff members. The main role of formulation behind the trade union is to improving theworking conditions of the workers in an organisation. Trade union is formed or developed inorder to safe and retain the interest of workers. After emerging the trade union, large number ofcowers are seen in companies. Trade union is provided in order to increase the policies of wagesfor the staff members of an organisation.2
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