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Employment relations and public services "modernisation" under Labour

Employment relations and public services "modernisation" under Labour

Bach, Stephen, Kessler, Ian and White, Geoff (2005) Employment relations and public services "modernisation" under Labour. Personnel Review, 34 (6). pp. 629-633. ISSN 0048-3486 (doi:

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Purpose – To introduce the papers in the special issue.

Design/methodology/approach – Provides a brief review of the papers.

Findings – The papers cover a broad variety of human resource topics and the range of separate public services, including the impact of performance indicators on HRM practices in the NHS; the impact of Government policy on employment relations in the Fire Service; the use of 360° appraisal systems to improve performance management in the civil service; the impact of “best value” reviews upon HR in local government; the outcomes of new “partnership” relationships between management and unions in a local authority facing a “best value” review; and experimentation with job re-design in the NHS.

Originality/value – Provides a summary of the perspectives considered within the issue.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in Personnel Review, Volume 34, issue 6, 2005 - Special Issue: Employment relations and public services' “modernisation” under Labour.
Uncontrolled Keywords: public sector employee relations, public sector modernisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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