The Employment Relationship presents a controversial perspective on an area hitherto dominated by industrial relation experts and radical sociological theorists. Peter Herriot argues that the main culprits in this situation are the top managers who fail to treat employment as a relationship and employees as individuals. He points to three issues where dialogue is crucial: employee compliance, contractual inequalities and the need for organisational change. The Employment Relationship will make essential reading for all managers and occupational psychologists. It will also be of interest to students of work psychology, human resource management or organisational behaviour.
Peter Herriot is a well-known commentator on organisations and employment. After a career as an organisational psychologist, he has more recently been engaged in consultancy and research and he is currently Editor of The European Journal of Work and Organisaitonal Psychology. His previous publications include New Deals, (1995, with Carole Pemberton) and Trust and Transition, (1998, with Wendy Hirsh and Peter Reilly).