Positive employee relations can lead to high levels of employee engagement. It also can drive enhanced business outcomes, better health and well-being.

Explore our reports, guides and factsheets for information regarding the employment relationship and psychological contract. 

Factsheets

Regularly-updated factsheets provide overviews and information on a topic

7 Factsheets about Employee relations
Factsheets
Employee benefits: an introduction
Learn how to implement various employee benefits as part of a wider reward strategy
Factsheets
Employee voice
This factsheet looks at employee voice, its purposes and use, and the benefits it can bring to an organisation and its workforce. It also covers whistleblowing and creating a speak-up culture
Factsheets
The psychological contract
This factsheet examines what the psychological contract is, why it's important and the strategic implications it has on the employment relationship
Factsheets
Personal relationships in the workplace
This factsheet looks at the policies and procedures employers can put in place around relationships in the workplace, to mitigate risks to the business and their employees
For Members
Factsheets
Trade unions: An introduction
An introduction to trade unions and how to work with them effectively
For Members
Factsheets
Employee communication
Learn about building an effective internal communication strategy.
For Members
Factsheets
Employee relations: an introduction
Understand what employee relations means as a concept and what it means to employers

Guides

Designed for practitioners, our guides provide recommendations and advice on how to apply good practice in the workplace.

3 Guides about Employee relations
Guides
Individual voice channels: Guide for people professionals
Practical advice for HR professionals to maximise the impact of engaging with each employee
For Members
Guides
Group voice channels: Guide for people professionals
Practical advice for HR professionals to maximise the impact of engaging with all employees
Guides
Staff fraud and dishonesty
Managing and mitigating the risks

Reports

Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

5 Reports about Employee relations
Reports
CIPD Good Work Index
The CIPD Good Work Index provides an annual snapshot of job quality in the UK, giving insight to drive improvement to working lives
Reports
Collective employee voice
Recommendations for working with employee representatives for mutual gain
Reports
Managing conflict in the modern workplace
Read our latest research on conflict management in the modern workplace, covering the challenges people professionals face, insights to act upon, and links to further guidance for people managers.
Reports
Hidden figures: the missing data from corporate reports
A study of people risk and workforce reporting by UK FTSE 100 organisations
Reports
Power dynamics in work and employment relationships
Explores the complexities of power in the employment relationship and how employees can best shape their working lives

Case studies

Learn from real world examples of how other people professionals and organisations work with the CIPD to approach key challenges and objectives.

2 Case studies about Employee relations
Case studies
A day in the life of an employee relations specialist
A day in the life of Sarah Telford, HR Case Manager within the Ministry of Justice Civil Service HR Casework team
Case studies
A day in the life of a people analytics head
A day in the life of Simon Davis, Head of Partner Delivery at Phase 3

Bitesize research

Your regular overview of current research, inspiring insights and cutting-edge ideas in bitesize

3 Bitesize research about Employee relations
Bitesize research
Employee relations in the NHS post-pandemic
A look at the positive measures of employee relations in the NHS, and areas for action and improvement
For Members
Bitesize research
Managerial trust with employee information and consultation forums
Exploring the factors that can impact upon a manager’s attitude towards I&C
For Members
Bitesize research
Employee reactions to workplace austerity
The impact of employer measures during economic downturns
For Members

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