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Managing People, 2nd Edition by Andrew Thompson, Michael Riley

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21  Developing labourstrategies

Labour strategy and the business

In Chapter 10 we discussed how to relate the number of people employed to the fluctuations in business demand. This only serves to emphasize that labour strategies are largely dependent on business strategies. The business strategy decrees to the labour strategy:

image  How many workers are needed.

image  The proportion of fixed to variable employment.

image  The proportion of added value available ...

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