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Sweet charity! Managing employee commitment in the UK voluntary sector

Cunningham, I.R. (2001) Sweet charity! Managing employee commitment in the UK voluntary sector. Employee Relations, 23 (3). pp. 192-206. ISSN 0142-5455

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Abstract

Presents results from an exploratory study of 143 voluntary organisations. Aims to evaluate management employee relations policies in the voluntary sector in the era of contracting. Reveals evidence of employee relations policies being influenced by the funding priorities of the state. Provides evidence to suggest that these policies may be leading to discontent among the workforce. Concludes with a discussion regarding the implications such policies may have on employee commitment in the sector, and suggests several possible avenues for continued research.