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Module Title LM HR Policies in Practice 1
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 34293
Module Lead Dr Michel Goyer
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites LM HR Policies in Practice 2 - (07 34295)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-70 hours
Lecture-30 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module develops students’ knowledge of a variety of practical issues and problems that HR professionals typically confront. It deepens students’ understanding of the legal framework and its practical implications for the employment relationship and contract of employment. It provides the foundation for subsequent professional development and enables students to learn from and interact with people with first-hand experience of HR management.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the importance of organisational-level employment relations processes that support organisational performance, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of: employee engagement, diversity management, employee communication, involvement and participation, negotiation and bargaining, conflict resolution and change management and management control.
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the importance of employment relations procedures that help mitigate organisational risk, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of discipline, grievance, dismissal and redundancy
  • Promote professionalism and an ethical approach to HRM and HRD practice in organizations
  • Manage themselves more effectively at work or in another professional context
  • Manage interpersonal relationships at work more effectively
  • Demonstrate an essential people management skill set
  • Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions within HRM
  • Make sound and justifiable decisions and solve problems more effectively
  • Act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and management development and to continuous personal and professional development
  • Achieve a level of understanding of HR policies and practice in organizations that prepares students to build on this in HR policies and practice 2 and the summer research dissertation.
Assessment 34293-01 : 2,000 word individual assignment : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One 2,000 word individual assignment (100%)
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