Employment Relations Analysis

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2Employment Relations

Employment Relations Analysis

In relation to employment relations, the state is basically regarded as a body that seeks to portray possible political priorities of a given government as relates to both economic and social objectives of a given society (Kalleberg, 2009). There a great number of ways for which the state can directly intervene in employment relations and they include; first as an salaries regulators mostly in public-organisations; acts as a legislators where it is tasked with the formulation and implementation of employment acts, rules and regulations as well as an immediate protector of the employees especially in times when there is possibility of exploitation.

Certainly, with a decline in the number of unions, there has been increased rise in the power of employers since most of labour laws are aimed at preventing unions from cutting across what is considered to be an individualised employment contract/agreement (Wilkinson, Wood, & Deeg, 2014). Trade unions are able to enjoy trade union immunity, which helps to prevent possible employees from perceived as breaching their respective employment agreements of employment. Thus, a decline in trade union means that the employers will have an upper hand (Kalleberg, 2009). The state sets ground for labour decommodification, which ascertains the degree for which a state will provide resources welfare protection in order prevent employees from over-relying on employers for their survival (Wilkinson, Wood, & Deeg, 2014). Autocratic leadership is a management style that is deemed dictatorial in nature and might prevent junior employees from being creative as most of the duties are predetermined. However, a transformative leader is deemed helpful in helping employees grow career-wise and in terms of how they can execute their tasks and duties.

References List

Kalleberg, A.L., 2009. Precarious work, insecure workers: Employment relations in transition. American Sociological Review, vol.74, no.1, pp.1-22.

Wilkinson, A., Wood, G. & Deeg, R. eds., 2014. The Oxford handbook of employment relations: Comparative employment systems. Oxford University Press