Series

UK Data Service series record for:

Workplace Employment Relations Survey

Series abstract

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.

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Related studies:

  Workplace Industrial Relations Survey: Panel Study, 1980-1984 (SN 2204)
  Workplace Industrial Relations Survey: Panel Study 1984-1990; 1990 Panel Element (SN 2938)
  New Workplace Industrial Relations Survey, 1990 (SN 2939)
  Employers' Manpower and Skills Practices Survey (EMSPS), 1990-1991 (SN 3223)
  Union Wage Premium in the USA and UK, 1983-2001 (SN 4976)
  Additional Scales on High Involvement Management, Family-Friendly Management and Lean Production from the Workplace Employee Relations Survey, 2004 (SN 6649)
  Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 1997-2015: Secure Access (SN 6689)

Related case studies:

Giving undergraduates a chance to explore data options
Do higher wages come at a price?
Search for variables and questions from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey.

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