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Labour Relations

Labor relations is a broad field encompassing all the myriad interchanges between employers and employees. While labor relations is most often used to discuss this exchange as it pertains to unionized employees, it may also refer to non-union employees as well. Labor relations are dictated in a large part by the government of a nation and the various regulations it provides to industry regarding the treatment of employees. In the United States, labor relations gained a huge boost with the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935. This act covered a wide range of labor rights, including the right to strike, the right to bargain as a union, and a general right to protest and take action to achieve their desires. The National Labor Relations Act, also known as the Wagner Act, gave most employees these rights. It was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1937. As a theoretical field, labor relations can be thought of as examining the interface between employees and the world at large. This may include labor relations with employers, but it also includes how the employee sector is affected by everything from globalization to a falling economy. Labor relations in this sense attempts to minimize negative impact on the work force by identifying potential disasters and coming up with methods of damage control. *

Wage Negotiation

Negotiation as a whole, is a process of dialogue between two parties or two individuals in order to solve a problem or dispute. There are many reasons behind the negotiation some people use the negotiation to arrange the different types problems. The web negotiation includes the dialogue between employer and the candidate to solve salary problem. In the process of negotiation each person or party try to take advantage so the process of negotiation is very important for both parties and individuals involved in negotiation. If you are a candidate of any job and you are going for web negotiation then you should keep some things in your mind because these are very important. The process of negotiation is very important for the candidates. You can solve your problems and disputes with the help of this process. This process occurs between two parties and two individuals and it may occur between more individuals. If you are going for interview then this process of wage negotiation is very important for you. So you should get information about this process so that you can achieve your goal. You should meet with some experienced people because these people can provide you some good information about this matter. You can get information about how to achieve your desired goal. You must keep in mind that there are many factors which come into consideration when you are working to negotiating your salary. The important factor is your confidence as it can play a really big and great role for you. *

Business Etiquette

external image logo.jpgBusiness etiquette is in essence about building relationships with people.In the business world, it is people that influence our success or failure. Etiquette is simply a means of maximising your business potential . Business etiquette helps you achieve this. Business etiquette revolves around two things. Firstly, thoughtful consideration of the interests and feelings of others and secondly, minimising misunderstandings. Both are dependent upon self conduct. Business etiquette polishes this conduct. Business etiquette varies from region to region and country to country. For the international business person, focusing too deeply on international business etiquette would leave no time for business. However, there are some key pillars upon which good business etiquette is built. Your manners and attitude will speak volumes about you. They will point to your inner character. If you come across selfish, undisciplined or uncouth your relationship is unlikely to prosper. Appropriate business etiquette promotes positive traits.

‍Current Issues

What Are the Duties of an Industrial Relations Officer?
HR Officer Duties Issues in Industrial Relations

Practice Useful Language

Use English for Human Resources to create vocabulary handouts.

  • Vocabulary

Practice Specialist Words: Download the handout and do the exercises on vocabulary. Handout for Use English for Human Resources to put down a list of useful phrases. Teacher will help you here.. *
  • ‍Speech Functions

|| Clarifying || Interrupting || || Could you repeat that? || Could I just say that...? || || Sorry.I didn`t quite get that. || I`d like to add a point here. || || What exactly do you mean by..? || Excuse me,can I just come in here? || || As you know,we really do need to.. || || Teacher will add weekly resources for learning basic grammar. *
  • Grammar

Lesson 14 - Reported Speech (Wh- Questions) - Grammar English Grammar - Tag Questions

‍Working with the Media

  • Working with the media is an important part of life for many organisations. It’s essential to forge a strong relationship of mutual respect. The media comes in for a lot of ‘bad press,’ some of which may be deserved, but much of which certainly is not.

  • In this video we consider a working definition of industrial relations, relevant questions to be asked of employee-employer relationships, special facets of sport employment, such as in professional sport and influences that shape the workplace. This is the first part of a two-part mini-lecture.


  • " Industrial relations " - The relationships between companies and their workers. ( http://dictionary.cambridge.org )
  • " Labour relations " - The relationship between employees and employers. ( http://dictionary.cambridge.org )
  • " Negotiation " - The process of discussing with something order to reachan agreement with them , or the discussion themselves. ( http://dictionary.cambrodge.org )
  • " Business " - The activity of buying and selling goods and services,on a particular company that does this ,or work you do to earn money. ( http://dictionary.cambridge.org )
  • The etiquette of business is the set of written and unwritten rules of conduct that make social interactions run more smoothly.



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Journal Articles

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Electronic Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_relations *


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  • Industrial relations refers to processes and outcomes involving employmentrelationships. Frequently the term is used in a narrower sense, for employment relationships involving collective representation of employees in the form of a labor union or employee association, especially in the United States.

Department Industrial Relations
Department Industrial Relations
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