3.6 - human resources


What is Employee Representation?

Employee representatio arises when employees are part of a formal structure for involving them in the decision-making process of a business

Benefits of Employee Representation:

     -  increased empowerment and motivation of the workforce

     -  employees become more committed to the objectives and strategy of the business

     -  better decision-making because employee experience and insights taken into account

     - lower risk of industrial disputes

Drawbacks of Employee Representation:

    -  time-consuming, slows down decision-making process

     -  conflicts between employer and employee interests may be a block to essential change

     -  managers may feel their authority is being undermined

What is a Trade Union?

A trade union is an organized association of workers in a trade, group of trades, or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests.

What is the main role of Trade Unions?

     -  protect and improve the real incomes of their members

     -  provide of improve job secuirty

     -  protect workers against unfair dismissal and other issues relating to employment                        legislation



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