In this course we look at the concept of the human resource specialist being a consensus negotiator. This is one of the seven fundamentals of contemporary HRM: a broadening of the personnel/HR role to encompass the situation where managers were no longer in a position to make unilateral decisions. It was necessary to win employee consent.
We look at the progress of employee relations and the concept of employee involvement. Involvement is largely concerned with preventing or alleviating the alienation that can arise between employee and management in the execution of particular jobs. As many employees may be included, procedures for involvement need to include a collective approach and possibly the recognition of trade unions.
We then go on to look at health, safety and welfare. First we consider some definitions and then look at the development of this area in relation to personnel management. Legislation has been built up to cover many aspects and we look at this in detail. In the 1990s, concern about working conditions that prevailed in earlier years is replaced by issues of stress and concern for the individual operating in today's social and business environment.
Trade Unions in Today's Business Environment
Strategic Aspects of Employee Involvement
Trade Union Recognition and Consultation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Tutor-marked Question Paper
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Management, Unions and Employees (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
Management, Unions and Employees (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 20 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
You will need to read Chapters 26, 27, 28 and a small section in Chapter 6 from the textbook Human Resource Management (1998) 4th edition, Derek Torrington and Laura Hall. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall International.
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