Ch 2: Relations Between Labor & Management

About This Chapter

If you need to learn about relations between labor and management for an upcoming business exam, project or assignment, take a look at this series of fun lessons and quizzes. The chapter's resources are available to study at any time that fits your schedule.

Relations Between Labor & Management - Chapter Summary

For an overview of labor and management relations, check out this convenient online chapter. The chapter's bite-sized lessons examine essential concepts pertaining to work rules, employee rights in the workplace, human resource management, union management and more. The chapter is entirely self paced, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access these resources. We've also included quizzes throughout the chapter to help you retain the terms and concepts you study. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Describe the functions of work rules, constraints and participants in labor relations
  • Identify work rule categories
  • Interpret laws related to employee workplace rights
  • Assess the balance between equity, efficiency and voice in the workplace
  • Recognize the main objectives of human resource management
  • Explain the importance of ethics in HR
  • Discuss HR's role in employee and labor relations
  • Evaluate the purpose of company strategy planning in union management

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Relations Between Labor & Management
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities

1. Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities

Human resource management is an essential function of both private and public sector organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn what human resource management is, as well as its objectives and responsibilities in an organization.

The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

2. The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

The human relations movement in organizational behavior focuses on the person as an individual and not as just another part of the mechanics of production. The implementation of this theory decreases turnover, absenteeism and poor job commitment.

Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

3. Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

Unethical behavior from a business can create problems with regulators and have adverse effects on a company's bottom line. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical issues relevant to HR and the importance of ethical organizational behavior.

The Role of HR in Employee & Labor Relations

4. The Role of HR in Employee & Labor Relations

Human resources management plays an important role in business. The overall goal for HR is to make sure that employees are in the right position, are in a good and safe environment, have all the rules and training needed to be capable of working, and can speak to HR when needed.

Work Rules, Participants & Constraints in Labor Relations

5. Work Rules, Participants & Constraints in Labor Relations

In this lesson, we'll discuss the participants in creating work rules: employee, union, employer and mediator. You'll also learn how the government indirectly impacts work rules. Lastly, we'll discuss constraints in creating work rules.

Work Rules: Categories & Influences

6. Work Rules: Categories & Influences

In this lesson, we'll define work rules. You'll learn about the two categories of work rules: compensation and rights and obligations. We'll also discuss internal and external factors that influence work rules.

What Are Employee Rights in the Workplace? - Law & Concept

7. What Are Employee Rights in the Workplace? - Law & Concept

Whether you work for a large multinational corporation or a small mom and pop shop, you have certain rights at work that are protected by law. Learn what conduct is protected in the workplace and when it's illegal for employers to fire an employee in this lesson.

Efficiency, Equity & Voice in the Workplace: Definition, Role & Balance

8. Efficiency, Equity & Voice in the Workplace: Definition, Role & Balance

When it comes to labor relations, there are three key concepts that support and balance each other: efficiency, equity, and voice. This lesson will define each component and its role in the workplace, as well as the balance needed among the three.

Company Strategic Planning for Union Management

9. Company Strategic Planning for Union Management

In this lesson, we look at company strategic planning and the difference between union and non-union companies. We also explore potential strategic planning choices depending on a company's situation.

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