Job Satisfaction and Employer Behaviour


We investigate the effect of employer behaviour union membership on job satisfaction. Using linked employer-employee data from the 1998 British Workplace Employee Relations Survey, we consider how workplace practices affect individuals' the membership decision is related to overall job satisfaction with four aspects of their jobs, includingand to satisfaction with pay.

The paper covers a range of employer practices, including HRM and internal labour market practices, methods for informing and consulting employees, and job security guarantees. We present an empirical framework for analysing these various facets of job satisfaction simultaneously and find that the existence of internal labour markets is the most effective workplace practice in fostering employees' satisfaction.

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