This module is designed to offer students the insight into the contemporary environment within which the employment relationship is managed. It highlights the importance of maintaining a ‘good’ relationship with employees and how this improves the performance of the organisations most valuable assets, its employees.
K1. An understanding of theoretical approaches and key aspects of employment relations, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge and debates informed by current research and practice
K2. Conceptual understanding of the dynamic context in which the actors and institutional mechanisms concerned with the employment relationship interact
K3. Critical understanding of employer strategies and practices towards positive employee relations, participation and engagement
S4. An ability to formulate and apply appropriate human resource management techniques and strategies to realistic workplace scenarios, for example, how to manage issues such as dismissal, redundancy and retirement effectively and legally.
S5. An ability to analyse practical employment relations issues to identify potential causes and develop skills for dealing with specific conflict situations specific
S6. An ability to assess arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data with a view to implementing appropriate HR strategies and practices intended to raise levels of employee engagement in a specific organisational context
- BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources (Top-Up)
In many organisations, employees are their most valuable assets. And for this reason, effective management of human resources is essential for every company. Human Resources helps in structuring teams, it builds the organisation's culture and it helps people with engagement and development. Human resource management creates a lot of difference in enhancing the productivity of the employees.
The BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources programme can be earned in 11 months on a Full Time basis and 18 months on a Part Time basis. As a graduate of this programme, you will have excellent skills and knowledge in strategies for enhancing employee relations, change management, developing training models and human resource planning.
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