Core Module Information
Module title: Managing the Employment Relationship

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

Module code: HRM09704
Module leader: Doug Young
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management


Description of module content:

After a brief introduction to models of national culture, the focus of the module is the HR issues and practices of organisations operating across national boundaries with a multi cultural workforce. It covers a range of key HRM areas: (1) global manpower planning, recruitment & selection (3) international performance management, training and development; (3) comparative employment regulation, employee voice and the management of conflict (4) the ethical considerations specific to international operations. These are explored through the use of examples and cases drawn from a range of international contexts and MNC practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on the approach to HRM in their own culture/country and contribute to the consideration of similarity and difference.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: have a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of the requirements and implications of HRM activity as it relates to organisations operating in an international context.
LO2: have a critical appreciation of the ways in which a value-adding HRM function can contribute to global organisational effectiveness.
LO3: be able to contribute to the determination of international HRM strategy, policy and practice appropriate to differing national contexts and the needs of MNCs.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Doug Young
Module Organiser:

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1-3 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Report 70 1-3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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