This is a highly practical and established text designed specifically for the CIPD's new Managing Employment Relations module. It fully covers the new CIPD standards and revised module. It takes a hands-on, practical approach to Employment Relations, enabling students to apply their learning in the workplace. It is also suitable for non-CIPD Employment Relations modules. New to this edition: an improved balance of theory and practice - a theoretical framework is set out in the opening chapter and more academic references are included; all chapters have been updated to include the latest developments; a new chapter on Employee Engagement; more on managing conflict; a more international perspective, including the global strategies of multinationals; more case studies, examples and activities; chapter outlines and end of chapter review questions; and, Online resource centre - for tutors: PowerPoint slides, Lecturers Guide, additional case studies, and for students: annotated web links, and regular updates to legislation.