The paper 'Factors Affecting Employment Relations Environment in France" is a good example of a management case study. This report discusses the employment relations environment in France and considers the factors that affect the employment relations environment in general. These are external and internal. The major ones include employer and employee relations. They form the prominent party within the employment environment relations. They play the central role since they influence other parties to participate due to their issues. Others are the trade unions who normally engage themselves in negotiations and bargaining for the employees.
The Government and other agencies also play a big role in ensuring the rule of law is followed in the employment relations environment and includes the court and the tribunals. Employers also have their representative, the employers association who handles their grievances. The shop stewards represent other employees to their employers and are the ones who engage the trade unions when a disagreement between them and employers arise. The report identifies the employer and employee as a prominent party. The two face some constraints in the course of operations and these constraints are not unique. According to a Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs, 2009, France had a population of approximately sixty-four million people with about twenty-eight million workforce (2008) working in various fields.
The report further indicates a steady economic growth and the government's top priority agenda of reducing high unemployment and create more jobs for their citizens. The employment relations environment not only affects France as a country alone but globally. It includes all the elements, external and internal of human resources management (Cuizo, G. 2008). Among the factors most considered includes employer-employee relations, trade unions, shop stewards, management, government agencies, tribunals, employer’ s organizations and other technological factors.
All these collectively form a system in which employees and employers operate. These bodies engage themselves in bargaining and negations between employees /employers and their representatives to determine specific terms and conditions of employment in general. Industrial relations carry all these factors into a system regulating employment in general (Armstrong M, 2003).
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