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: Jennifer O'Neil
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

N/A

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
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer O'Neil
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
At the beginning of the trimester the Edinburgh Napier staff member will deliver a series of lectures. Thereafter students will be supported by a Local Tutor who will deliver a series of tutorials which have been developed by the module leader - where appropriate the Local Tutor provides the local context/examples etc. Students are supported by flexible learning materials which have been developed by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team. They receive a Student Study Guide which outlines the module aims, outcomes, lecture content, details tutorial exercises and provides assessment guidance, and are directed to a recommended core textbook. They will also receive a copy of the Lecture PPT slides (normally on CD-Rom). Edinburgh Napier Distance Learning Library services is also available to students to access relevant electronic resources to support their learning. Local Tutors are also provided with a Guide which sets out their role and instructions for tutorials and assessment guidance.

Overall students will be exposed to mix of lecture input, case study discussion, and class exercises. Knowledge and skills will be developed through the use of case studies, lectures and discussions groups. Class discussions will develop skills in analysis which are evaluated through the coursework. Students are required to follow a reading plan which prepares them for class interaction

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
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.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative feedback is given in tutorials. 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 30% of marks, and the final assi

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 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