Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Explain key processes and strategies for managing people at work
  2. Understand the role of employers and how to manage people in organisations
  3. Understand the role of employees and the skills needed to enhance their employability
  4. Make connections between the subject content and their relevance personally and professionally
  5. Understand the importance of effective communication and interpersonal relations in the workplace.
  • Topics
    • Introduction to the Labour Market and the World of Work
    • Employee Rights and Representation
    • Employer Strategies and Representation
    • Employability (Careers, Networking and Social Media)
    • Workplace Planning and Recruitment
    • Employment Selection Strategies
    • Training and Talent Development
    • People and Performance
    • Rewards and Motivation
    • Negotiation and Communication
    • Workplace Health and Well-being
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please note: This subject has undergone a title change.

This subject provides students with content related to organisations, people and employability, covering contemporary workplace issues from both employers’ and employees’ perspectives. It facilitates development of a range of practical skills, focusing on skills to aid employability, whilst providing foundational knowledge of Employment Relations to assist students’ transition to and participation in the world of work.

  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 1 (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - Quizzes (15%)

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

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