1980's Labour Market

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Since the 1980s there have had significant changes in the UK labour market. Discuss the nature and source of these changes and critically evaluate their implications for developments in the employment strategies of organisations.

Labour market plays a very important role in Human Resource Management. In this essay, it aims to show the changes of labour market after 1980s in UK. Then it will briefly discuss the impact on employment relationship and management strategies. Labour Market is a combination of job hunter and employers who are looking for suitable talent to fill their workers team. (Claydon in Beradwell et al. 2004). In general, the numbers of workers that available for companies called labour supply. There are various factors that could influence the number or size of labour supply. To illustrate, higher wages
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