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The Role of Psychological Contracts in the Employer-Employee Relationship

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UKG partners with HR consultant Tamara Rasberry to explain the reciprocal obligation between individuals and organizations in our white paper, The Role of Psychological Contracts in the Employer-Employee Relationship. 

When a candidate agrees to join your organization, you both sign a contract that they will do the job and that you would compensate them for it, providing wages or a salary and benefits. But, there’s also an unwritten contract that doesn’t require your signatures — it’s a psychological contract and it represents the obligations, rights, rewards, etc., that an employee believes they are “owed” by the organization, in return for the employee's work and loyalty. These include support of career and professional growth, leadership that engenders and exhibits trust, and an environment that is physically and psychologically safe, among others.

Download the white paper to learn about the four critical components of these psychological contracts:

  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Transparency
  • Safety

Plus, learn about the role mental health care plays in psychological contracts.