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Taking the pulse at work: An employment relations scorecard for Australia

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posted on 30.04.2018, 09:35 by Adrian Wilkinson, Michael Barry, Rafael Gomez, Bruce E. Kaufman
This study, and the project behind it, is an attempt 100 years on from the Webbs to comprehensively assess the health of the industrial relations/employment relations system by ‘taking the pulse’ of the employment relationship. If, as we argue, the relative health and performance of the employment relationship remains the key dependent variable of the field of employment relations today, there have been remarkably few attempts to audit and measure its critical dimensions. This study, founded on a large representative survey of workers and managers across Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, attempts to do just that, and produces in this article, results of those survey questions for Australia. The article is novel since this kind of employment diagnostic is based on a unique nationally representative survey of employers and employees. The study is also innovative, in that it presents the results of the health of the system in the form of an employment relations scorecard and is the first such attempt to do so in industrial relations.

Funding

ARC (DP140100194) SSHRC (435-2015-0801), the Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources (IRC4HR).

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume

60

Issue

2

Pages

145 - 175

Citation

WILKINSON, A. ... et al, 2018. Taking the pulse at work: An employment relations scorecard for Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 60 (2), pp.145-175.

Publisher

SAGE © Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2018

Notes

This paper was published in the journal Journal of Industrial Relations and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185617748990. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

ISSN

0022-1856

eISSN

1472-9296

Language

en