Human Resources in Context
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Carol Zhang
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 30 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
Approaches to Management; The Human Resource function in organisations: Recruitment and Selection; Appraisal and Performance Management; Training and Development; Employee Participation and Involvement; Negotiation; Handling discipline and grievances. Conflict; Contracts of Employment. Equal Opportunities in employment; Rewards.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Explain the role of the human resource function in contemporary UK organisations.
- Describe and compare alternative approaches to recruiting, selecting and retaining staff.
- Analyse issues in the flexibility, performance management and development of workers.
- Explain developments in approaches to collective relationships between employees and employers.
- Appreciate the need for employer commitment to equality of opportunity in managing employee relationships, and means to achieving this.
|Coursework||Group presentation (15-20 minutes)||50%|
|Coursework||Individual essay (1000 words)||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Torrington, D., Hall, L., Taylor, S., and Atkinson, C. (2011). Human Resource Management. 8th Edition. FT
- Beardwell, I. and Holden, L. (2010). Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach. (6th edition). Pearson.
- Bratton, J. and Gold, J. (2012). Human Resources Management: Thoery & Practice. 5th Edition. Palgrave
- Mullins, L. (2010). Management and Organisational Behaviour. 9th Edition. FT