Create a Positive Psychological Contract between Manager and Employee

Posted in : HR Updates on 30 March 2009
Emer Hinphey
Think People Consulting
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There has been some focus in recent HR communications on retention in a difficult economy and the psychological contract with employees. What does it mean when we are advised to 'Help Create a Positive Psychological Contract between Manager and Employee'?

What is the Context?

In the current climate there is a lot of focus on harder issues like cost and sustainability. Time, effort and resource become focussed on immediate economic and business outcomes. We as HR people become focused on delivering cost savings and reorganisations and people can begin to be viewed and treated as 'head count'. Everyone comes under greater pressure and so the day to day management of

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Emer Hinphey
Think People Consulting

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