Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module content is central to the study of Human Resource Management (HRM) covering: the process for resolving disciplinary cases and grievances; the management of dismissal, redundancy and retirement; flexibility and work-life balance; performance management; equality and diversity; and health and safety at work. The module provides students, from a conceptual and theoretical perspective, with an understanding of some of the core issues and processes involved in HRM, which are crucial to professional practice.
To develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice of Human Resource Management and of selected managerial practices associated with it. To develop an understanding of workplace procedures (e.g. discipline and grievance, health and safety) and forms of employee representation and employee involvement.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify trends of Human Resource Management and the management of labour in the 21st century environment: 1,2explore the nature and function of workplace procedures, (their legal underpinning and the importance of precision in drafting and conceptualisation) and their implications for the employment relationship: 1explore key legal requirements in the management of dismissal, redundancy and retirement, reflect on alternatives to redundancy and various approaches to the management of retirement: 2describe the basic legal requirements generally surrounding health and safety at work: 2reflect on drivers for work-life balance, explain the legislative context and the range of work-life balance practices, and assess the benefits and problems with work-life balance policies: 2explain issues of performance management and performance appraisals, working hours and diversity within the workplace, and the nature of contemporary issues and debates: 2
14 hours lectures10 hours tutorial classes (tutorials and case study based discussions)20 hours tutorial preparation20 hours preparation for essay assessment20 hours preparation for examination 66 hours private study
1: Essay weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
1,000 words essayThe essay will cover the early part of the module. The essay is expected to be diagnostic as well as summative to enable tutors to spot poor academic writing skills and recommend remedies through feedback. This is part of a continuous process within the school.2: Unseen Exam weighted 50%
2 hour unseen examAssessment 2 is a take-away exam which will be available on KLE for 24-hours to answer and submit your answer via Turnitin File. Although students have been given significant time to complete this exam script, we expect most students to spend no more than 3 hours to complete and submit their answers via Turnitin (with a maximum of 3000 words). Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.