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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to the course
    • Employment relations and human resource management
    • Employment from a historic and economic perspective
    • Employment regulation and legislation
    • Unions and employer associations
    • Equity and diversity
    • Assessment guidance
    • Workplace health and safety
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Learning and development
    • Performance management
    • Reward management
    • Reality of work
    • Course summary and exam preparation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture

After successfully completing this degree you should be able to:

  1. Identify and understand the interests of the actors who constitute the employment relationship
  2. Identify and explain the key elements involved with managing the employment relationship
  3. Understand what unions do in employment
  4. Understand the role of the state in employment relations
  5. Critically appreciate the contributions that HR and IR theoretical paradigms make to understanding the world of employment and work
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines up-to-date theory and practice related to the management of human resources and employment relations in the 21st-century. Issues and challenges related to institutional conditions that affect employment relationship factors are canvassed. The global, knowledge intensive context, characterised by the blurring of employment boundaries and evolving organisational forms, will provide a backdrop for the content analysis.

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