HRM-40039 - Workshops in Human Resource Management
Coordinator: Michael Pender Tel: +44 1782 7 34469
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2023/24

This module provides students with an opportunity to convert theoretical knowledge into practical employment relations solutions. Students will have access to senior and experienced HRM and employment relations practitioners to make them aware of the challenges that managing people raises. They will undertake a series of workshops that complement the taught modules and the portfolio that they produce will enable them to reflect on, and consider solutions to, the complex problems that arise in all organisations. In this way students will be able to prepare for their future careers in whatever business role they take up, given that all management positions are likely to include responsibility for managing people. The workshops will specifically provide opportunities for students to:
- engage in discussion with senior practitioners;
- practice developing solutions to complex HRM problems;
- develop interpersonal skills in group working and discussion of sensitive HRM issues, such as managing diverse groups of workers;
- develop negotiating skills;
- improve their ability to make judgements and develop solutions in time-constrained workshops;
- independently demonstrate their understanding of how HRM policies need to be integrated and to take account of external pressures on organisations.

Aims
The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the taught modules by:
- engaging with external speakers with relevant experience
- undertaking a series of practical activities
- linking specialist workshops to CIPD standards and other taught modules
- reflection on challenges and possibilities in managing HRM

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/hrm-40039/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

evaluate the challenges of globalisation in managing the employment relationship: 1,2
demonstrate understanding of EU influence on employee voice: 1,2
critically assess the demands of managing a diverse workforce: 1,2
identify the contradictory factors affecting a reward strategy: 1,2
develop practical skills in negotiation: 1,2
critically analyse the demands of corporate social responsibility and ethics: 1,2
develop a critical understanding of the barriers to change: 1,2
develop practical skills in handling disciplinary situations: 1,2
analyse the external influences on HRM strategies: 1,2

Study hours

20 hours workshops
30 hours workshop preparation
30 hours assignment preparation
70 hours private study

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 50%
1500 word portfolio
This portfolio will be based on students developing an analysis of one of the first three workshops from the first part of the module and reflecting on links between taught modules and workshop activities.

2: Portfolio weighted 50%
1500 word portfolio
This portfolio will be based on students developing an analysis of one of the three workshops from the second part of the module and reflecting on links between taught modules and workshop activities.