Contents: 1. Introduction to employment relations -- 2. The changing nature of work and employment -- 3. The role of the state in regulating ER -- 4. Employee representation and participation -- 5. Employer strategy and employer representation -- 6. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution -- 7. Bargaining for Agreements -- 8. Diversity and inclusion -- 9. Workplace health and safety (WHS)-- 10. Staffing -- 11. Learning and development -- 12. Performance management -- 13. Reward management.Includes bibliographical references and index.Previous edition: Ruth McPhail, Marjorie Jerrard, Amie Southcombe (2015). Employment relations : an integrated approach.Summary: This is the second edition of the well-regarded local text, Employment Relations. This new edition takes an even more practical approach to a complex area, considering both the industrial regulation and human resources dimensions of the employment relationship. As well as providing a comprehensive guide to employment relations in Australia, the text also offers a selective international comparative view on the management of the employment relationship.The text explains and emphasises the real-world connections between the important theories of industrial relations and human resources, which are key components of the employment relations discipline. The overarching aim is for students to gain a deeper understanding of the 'World of Work', through the discipline of Employment Relations.