Employment relations derives from the fields of
industrial and labour relations, the latter of which have both been deemed
demeaning to human beings as workers/employees. South African labour relations
history is also regarded as having been degrading to workers, specifically
migrant, black and unskilled labours. After decades of research, psychologists
and sociologists have been able to show employers, managers and supervisors the
importance of understanding human behaviour in fostering a workplace
characterised by high job satisfaction, employee commitment and engagement. Employment
relations in South Africa: a psychological perspective explores the
ramifications of the past while promoting collaboration between employment
relations and psychology toward more productive and harmonious employment
Employment relations in South Africa: a psychological perspective considers questions such as the following:
- · What is the link between psychology and employment relations?
- · Is psychology important to the field of employment relations?
- · Why
were industrial psychologist contributions previously neglected by trade
- · Why did psychologists and sociologists contribute less to industrial/labour relations in the past?
Employment relations in South Africa: a psychological perspective is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will also serve as a valuable resource to human resource practitioners, psychologists, industrial psychologists, shop stewards, trade union officials, labour or employment relations consultants, and managers.
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