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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Employee Relations
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 22869
Module Lead Dr Andy Hodder
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-78 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 100 hours

This module analyses key issues in employment relations. These include new management approaches, the decline of unions, the increase in workforce diversity, migration, part-time and temporary work, and the role of management and labour law in shaping employment relations. The module principally focuses on the impact of these issues in the UK, but also examines the role of these issues in shaping ER in other EU countries, the US and Asia.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • develop a sophisticated understanding of the main changes in employment relations over the last 20 years and the nature and degree of these changes which vary according to national context;
  • critically analyse the main conceptual issues underlying employment relations, including issues of worker participation and industrial disputes.
  • critically evaluate channels of management-worker interaction, including decentralised collective bargaining and developments in ‘employee voice'.
  • demonstrate advanced skills in collecting and analysing data and presenting information.
Assessment 22869-01 : Assignment : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2,000 word individual assignment (100%)
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