Core Module Information
Module title: Managing the Employment Relationship

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM09104
Module leader: Vaughan Ellis
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

Introduction to HRM (HRM08101)
OR
Equivalent Learning: Previous study of general HRM sufficient to give an understanding of key HRM practices and how these relate to each other, SCQF Level 8

Timetables
Description of module content:

Theories relating to differing perspectives on the employment relationship provide a framework for a more detailed consideration of issues relating to employee "voice": representation, information & consultation and direct employee involvement. The processes adopted by management to secure control and commitment and the way in which these are influenced by government policy, law, and the bargaining power of the individual and of organised labour. The focus of the module is on UK trends and UK practice, but the impact of increasing involvement in the EU, globalisation and multi national companies is part of the consideration of context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: appreciate the different perspectives which can be taken in analysing the employment relationship and fundamental issues relating to power balance between interest groups and/or individuals
LO2: identity practices and processes adopted in the management of the employment relationship (collective bargaining and consultation, and employee discipline and grievance) and how these are shaped by different contexts, including the legislative framework.
LO3: demonstrate a critical awareness of the differences between forms of employee involvement and participation, including the different expectations of stakeholders and interest groups.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Vaughan Ellis
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students attend 1 hour lecture weekly and a 2 hour tutorial workshop every 2 weeks (averaging class contact of 2 hours per week). A week by week reading plan is provided, in addition to which students will be required to prepare for the workshop by reading a selection of articles and case studies. In the workshops students are allocated to learning groups for the duration of the module. At the end of each workshop they are required to submit handwritten notes of their discussions in response to questions provided for their consideration at the workshop.

The requirement for active participation in learning groups and the peer feedback on contribution to these groups encourages the development of skills in verbal presentation of arguments, research, note-taking and co-operation with others.

Formative feedback is given on the notes submitted after each workshop. The first stage of the assignment is submitted in week 4, allowing early feedback and the identification of any difficulties students may be having with the subject. The first assignment accounts for 20% of marks, and the final assignment submission 70%. The remaining 10 % is given for tutorial contribution, attending 4 out of 5 workshops. This contribution is assessed through the workshop submissions, tutor observation, and peer review.

The establishment of learning groups provides support for students from diverse backgrounds. Learning materials are accessible to students with a range of diverse needs.

Issues such as globalisation, the influence of EU membership and the impact of multi- nationals on employee relations are all considered in the module.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,2,3 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Report 70 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM 09104 Managing the Employment Relationship