Employee Relations: Volume 38 Issue 3


The International Journal

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A three-fold framework for understanding HRM practices in South-Eastern European SMEs

Alexandros Psychogios, Leslie Thomas Szamosi, Rea Prouska, Christopher Brewster

The purpose of this paper is to study particular structural and organisational factors affecting the formality of human resource management (HRM) practices in small and…


Fun times: the relationship between fun and workplace engagement

Barbara Plester, Ann Hutchison

The idea of workplace fun seems positive, straightforward and simple but emerging research suggests a surprising complexity and ambiguity to this concept. Drawing on recent…


The challenges and future of trade unionism in Algeria: a lost cause?

Amira Chelghoum, Sachiko Takeda, Barbara Wilczek, Fabian Homberg

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the realities of Algerian employee relations and the challenges autonomous trade unionists encounter in their activities, which are…

Union militancy during economic hardship: The strike at the Greek steel company “Hellenic Halyvourgia”

Giorgos Bithymitris

This paper examines the preconditions of the strike at the Greek steel company Hellenic Halyvourgia (HH) which started on 1 November 2011 and ended on 28 July 2012. The purpose of…

The power of workers: Knowledge work and the power balance in Scandinavian countries

Karen Modesta Olsen

The purpose of this paper is to examine how occupations and the institutional setting shape the power balance (individual bargaining power) between employees and employers. It…


Managing workplace religious expression within the legal constraints

Andrew Hambler

The purpose of this paper is to consider in broad terms how employers may respond to different forms of religious expression by employees in the workplace, within the discretion…


Social media dilemmas in the employment context

Helen Lam

The purpose of this paper is to analyse social media issues that give rise to employment-related legal and ethical dilemmas, with reference made to recent case law development…


Exploring the HRM-performance relationship: the role of creativity climate and strategy

Margaret Heffernan , Brian Harney, Kenneth Cafferkey, Tony Dundon

While an established stream of research evidence has demonstrated that human resource management (HRM) is positively related to organisational performance, explanations of this…

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