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The Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS), (formerly the Workplace Industrial Relations Survey, or WIRS), began in 1980. The series is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), government departments and other organisations and the purpose of each survey has been to provide large-scale, statistically reliable evidence about a broad range of employment practices across almost every sector of the economy. To that end WERS collects information from managers with responsibility for employment relations or personnel matters, employee representatives and employees themselves.
GN 33176 | Workplace Employee Relations Survey, 1980-
GN 33443 | Workplace Employment Relations Survey: 1998-: Secure Access
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The aim of each survey in the Workplace Employment Relations Study (WERS) series has been to provide large-scale, statistically reliable evidence about a broad range of employment relations and practices across almost every sector of the economy in Great Britain. The data were collected to serve three purposes: to map British employment relations over time, to inform policy and practice and stimulate debate, and to provide a comprehensive and statistically robust dataset on British workplace employment relations for public use
The 2011 WERS is the sixth in a series of national surveys of employment relations at the workplace level. Earlier surveys were conducted in 1980, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2004 (the series was originally known as the Workplace Industrial Relations Survey, or WIRS).
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