The employment relationship is the pillar of all human resource (HR) management activity. It is used to effectively manage all interactions with employees to achieve their goals. It encompasses social, legal, psychological and economic interactions.
Once the module has been completed, it is expected that learners should demonstrate a deep understanding of a variety of employment relations and debates, at the national and international level. The understanding should be from both the theoretical and behavioural perspectives.
The module will enable learners to comprehensively understand, analyze and evaluate the different theories and perspectives that compete in managing employment relations and their effect on employees, organizational management and climate.
Leaners of the module will be provided with opportunities to critically apply the knowledge, activities and behavioural competencies gained to enable them to manage employment relations at various types of organizations ranging from small or large, private or public, local or multinational.
Learners will be enabled to critically evaluate and review the functions and roles of various stakeholders in employment relations and the processes and structures that are necessary for managing employment relationship smoothly.
Once Learners complete the module they should be able to critically assess the effect of contextual changes on employment relations practices and the performance of the organization. This will be done from a managerial perspective to enable them to gain insights on how to create and implement effective employment relations policies and procedures.
The module is tailored to enable learners to critically reflect on theory and practice from an ethical and professional perspective to provide opportunities for continuous professional development and learning.
This module is tailored for persons with interests and responsibilities in:
It is expected that on completion of this module learners will be able to clearly understand, analyse and evaluate:
Assessment in this module is done through a combination of different methods to ensure all the learning outcomes are measured in a manner that improves the learner’s experience. The design assessment is in a way that allows learners to demonstrate mastery of the concepts and ability to connect theory to practice and communicate clearly in the HR field.
Assessment of learners will entail the following: