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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918777-1
    • 7.0 x 10.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 272 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-918778-8
    • 7.0 x 10.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 272 pages
  • Keywords
    • Business & Economics,
    • Collective Bargaining,
    • Management-Union relations,
    • Canada,
    • Mediation,
    • Labour Law,
    • Conflict Resolution

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Collective Bargaining Preparation Essentials (revised)
The Handbook
by Hugh J. Finlayson

We are all negotiators and while we may negotiate in many forums and have a variety of negotiating experiences, we don’t bargain collectively all the time! Unleash the power of negotiation with "Collective Bargaining Preparation Essentials (revised)," your ultimate guide to mastering the art and science of collective bargaining preparation. In a world where negotiation is ever present – from personal relationships to professional endeavors – this resource focuses on the unique challenges posed by the negotiation or renegotiation of employees' terms and conditions of employment. This handbook isn't just a guide; it's a strategic ally. With a sharp focus on preparing for and engaging constructively in collective bargaining, it offers insights into the intricate dynamics between unions and employers. Packed with preparation guidelines, proven strategies, and alternative approaches, it empowers negotiators to shape agreements that codify the terms both parties can endorse. Whether you're a seasoned negotiator or a newcomer to the collective bargaining arena, "Collective Bargaining Preparation Essentials (revised)" equips you with the tools to refine your approach to bargaining preparation, adapt to diverse scenarios, and achieve successful outcomes that foster constructive relationships and secure mutually beneficial agreements.

Hugh J. Finlayson is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a faculty member in the School of Business, Human Resources Management Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He is also an Affiliated Scholar with the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University. His current research and teaching builds upon his 35-year career in human resource leadership and management across multiple roles, from practitioner, manager, and director to chief executive officer. Responsible for collective bargaining at the local, sectoral and provincial levels he is the author of numerous collective bargaining resource and discussion papers about collective bargaining processes, structures and practices, negotiator professional development initiatives, and the comprehensive human resource practitioner’s best practices resource, When Things Happen at Work: A Practitioner’s Guide to People, Circumstances and What to Do Now. Hugh is an Honorary Life Member of the CPHR British Columbia & Yukon in recognition of his contribution to the field of human resources and designated a Fellow CPHR, a title that recognizes the most exceptional CPHR holders in BC and the Yukon.


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