Book News: May 4th, 2005

Phil Beaumont and Laurie HunterThis book published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development explains the implications of the recently introduced EC Information and Consultation directive which affects all organisations with more than 150 staff. It offers a series of case studies that look at preparatory thinking and arrangements that some organisations are making to meet the terms of this directive. It will help HR and employee relations practitioners to assist organisation not only to comply with the legislation but get value from it. The case studies illustrate the enormous range and diversity of background and experience that will influence organisations in their approach to the new legislation.

The book identifies a number of issues that will affect the consultation process and need to be considered in order to make the process work. These include the need for trust between all parties involved, the importance of having representatives in place who are able to lead rather than delegate and the perceptions of employers and managers which will influence the consultation process.

Published the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. ISBN: 1843980339.

Price: 50.00 pounds. Available from: http://www.cipd.co.uk/bookstore