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  • The 'real party of working people'? What is the new government's vision for the world of work?Following the General Election this month, the UK now has a Conservative majority government for the first time in almost two decades. IPA director, Nita Clarke, assesses the new government's agenda for the workplace.
  • Voice and Workforce DiversityIn this article, Anne-marie Greene, Professor of Employment Relations at De Montfort University presents a summary of her recent book chapter entitled 'Voice and Workforce Diversity'. She believes that significant attention needs to be given to who stands as a representative, and whether the structures of various voice mechanisms are inclusive. She also underlines the emerging usage of social technology in promoting employee voice, identifying potential advantages and disadvantages.
  • If you want engagement, you've got to have trustEmployers increasingly recognise the importance of having an actively engaged workforce. But how do we get there? In this article, Helen Wright of Great Places to Work examines the importance of trust to employee engagement. She examines what it is that high-trust and high-engagement organisations are doing to explain their success, and what others can learn from this.
  • News in Brief - May 2015All the latest news from the world of employee engagement and industrial relations.
  • Finding a Voice at Work? New Perspectives on Employment RelationsHaving a voice at work is an essential element of 'good work'. Yet we perform far worse than much of the rest of Europe in this regard, with too many employees lacking a voice at work. In this article, Stewart Johnstone of Newcastle University and Peter Ackers of Loughborough University set out the key arguments of their new book 'Finding a Voice at Work.' They argue that for voice to be effective, it needs to provide employees, as a collective, with a real say and the opportunity to genuinely influen