Job insecurity: coping with jobs at risk
This book, which is concerned with the impact of job insecurity on individuals, organizations and industrial relations, is a major contribution to an increasingly important topic in an era of continued organizational restructuring and change.The authors explore the personal experiences of job insecurity for individual employees and the variety of ways in which people cope with their feelings of uncertainty and ambiguity. They examine collective behaviour through the impact of job insecurity on union activities and union-management relations. They also explore the relationship between organizational effectiveness and job insecurity, and outline a number of strategies that organizations can adopt to address its potentially destructive impact. Finally, they argue that the issue requires positive action taken by government, employers and unions.
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Chapter One Mapping the Context
Chapter Two The Conceptual Approach to Job Insecurity
Chapter Three Employees and Job Insecurity
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