HR Policy Global

S01E02 - How Employee Relations Went "Global"

Welcome to the Wild Side, a podcast that discusses the world of modern employee relations ten minutes at a time. In this episode, host Alan Wild shares a history lesson about how labor relations became employee relations, how local issues became global, and how the role of the Global Employee Relations Specialist was born. Alan is the Global Affairs Director of the HR Policy Association, the leading voice of chief human resources offices today.

Discover how the influence of trade unions faded when three pivotal shifts took place in the global industrial landscape. And, how after the fall of the Berlin wall, labor relations joined across borders, large economies joined the world’s traded market, and employee relations was born. The ever-evolving employee relations landscape currently includes international trade union generated corporate campaigns and employee centered collective action through social media.

Key Takeaways:

  • The role of Labor Relations Specialists within organizations. [ :35]
  • Three things that changed the industrial landscape forever. [2:05]
  • An example of how the new global and connected world operates. [5:41]