Course Brief

Course Brief

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.

Learning Outcomes



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