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Unit 20 Employee Relations Regent

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Unit 20 Employee Relations Regent College

Student Name   ID  
Unit Number and Title Unit 20 Employee Relations
Academic Year 2018/2019  Cohort  Jan 19 Term 5
Unit Leader    Assessor  Trevor Messam
Assignment Title Managing Employee Relations
Issue Date 24/06/20
Submission Start Date (Formative) 03/08/20
Submission Summative 25/08/20

 

Submission Format:
Assignment Guidelines:

 

·         The submission must be in the specific format(s) as specified in the assignment brief instructions. This could be a variety of formats such as report, essay, presentation, poster etc.

 

·         The assignment must be submitted in a MS Word© format, or equivalent.
A PDF submission will be classed as a Non-Submission

·         Use a standard report or essay structure (if specified), word-process the report and use a normal script of font size 10 to 11. Line spacing 1.5. Pages should be numbered and include a Table of Contents where appropriate.

·         The overall word limit of 3,000 to 3,500 words is recommended, although you will not be penalised for exceeding the word count.

·         Complete the title page and sign the statement of authenticity (see above). These details should be included in the front page of your assignment.

·         All work should be comprehensively referenced and all sources must be fully acknowledged, such as books and journals, websites (include the date of visit), etc.

·         Include a References/Bibliography at the end of the assignment. Use the Harvard referencing system.
·         In order to Pass you need to address all pass criteria.

·         In order to get a Merit you need to address all the merit criteria along with pass criteria.

·         In order to get a Distinction you need to address all the distinction criteria along with pass and merit criteria.
·         Use a common structure in writing, for example:

·         Introduction (analyse the question.)

·         Underpinning Knowledge (write about the relevant theory/points)

·         Applied knowledge (Application to a business scenario and supported by applicable data)

·         Conclusions and Recommendations (summarizing the whole scenario keeping in view pass, merit, distinction criteria.)

 

Where you are required to select an organisation please ensure you use your selected organisation(s) to provide context and application of knowledge wherever required. Information about your organisation must be supported by actual evidence with in-text citations and references for the sources of information. General statements that could apply to any organisation should be avoided.

 

Resubmission

A resubmission opportunity Is available to any student that has a referral or did not submit in the first submission period. When resubmitting changes made to the assignment should reflect feedback received. The entire assignment should be uploaded and not just referred sections/tasks. If referred on 2nd submission this may lead to retaking the assignment with full attendance and payment of course fees.

 

Please ensure you are familiar with the learning outcomes and their criteria that must be met in order to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. See table below.

Unit Learning Outcomes:
LO1 Apply the principles of employee relations in an organisational context.

LO2 Determine appropriate advice relating to rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship.

LO3 Analyse the role of different stakeholders who support positive employment relationships.

LO4 Evaluate the broader impact of negative and positive employee relationships.

 

Assignment Brief and Guidance:
You need to write a report which should be divided into two sections, the report should be based on any organisation of your choice. If you are currently in employment it is suggested to base the report on your place of work.

 

You have just started an internship at an organisation of your choice. As part of your internship you are required to prepare a report to your manager on how to improve employment relationships within the organisation.

 

Section one

Within this section you need to explore various mechanisms for managing the employment relationship and evaluate the psychological contract and support for employee work life balance in relation to rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship.
You should make justified solutions and recommendations for a range of specific organisational examples including how an organisation could improve and respond effectively to employee relations. Guidance, your answer must include an explanation on the value and importance of employee relations in application to specific organisational examples.
You must also explain the fundamentals of employment law that apply to specific organisational examples and the different types of rights, duties and obligations an employer and employee has within the workplace.
You must also determine appropriate advice relating to rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship for a range of given organisational examples.

 

Section two

In section two you are required to examine in detail different stakeholder perspectives and interests in the broader business environment to support positive employment relationships.

 

Guidance: within your report you must conduct and complete a stakeholder analysis for a given organisation. You are also required to analyse how positive and negative employee relationships can impact different stakeholder and evaluate how employee relations affect conflict avoidance and resolution. Justified conclusions and recommendations should be provided.

 

*Please access HN Global for additional resources support and reading for this unit. For further guidance and support on report writing please refer to the Study Skills Unit on HN Global (www.highernationals.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The module will be assessed and graded against the Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria as specified in the assessment grid below issued by the awarding body, Pearson Edexcel.

 

D3 Critically evaluate how stages of the HR life-cycle can be applied separately and integrated to support strategic talent management.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Apply the principles of employee relations in an organisational context LO1 & 2

D1 Explore various mechanisms for managing the employment relationship and make justified solutions for a range of specific organisational examples.

P1 Explain the value and importance of employee relations in application to specific organisational examples.

P2 Explain the fundamentals of employment law that apply to specific organisational examples.

M1 Make valid suggestions on how an organisation could improve and respond effectively to employee relations.
LO2 Determine appropriate advice relating to rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship
P3 Explain the different types of rights, duties and obligations an employer and employee has within the workplace.

P4 Determine appropriate advice relating to rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship for a range of given organisational examples.

M2 Evaluate the psychological contract and support for employee work life balance in relation to rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship

 

LO3 Analyse the role of different stakeholders who support positive employment relationships LO3 & 4

D2 Examine in detail different stakeholder perspectives and interests in the broader business environment to support positive employment relationships.

P5 Conduct and complete a stakeholder analysis for a given organisation. M3 Analyse how stakeholder engagement and contribution can support positive employment relationships within an organisation
LO4 Evaluate the broader impact of negative and positive employee relationships
P6 Analyse the impact of both positive and negative employee relations on different stakeholders. M4 Evaluate how positive and negative employee relationships can affect conflict avoidance and resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Resources

Textbooks

AYLOTT, E. (2014) Employee Relations. London: Kogan Page.

BRIDGER, E. (2014) Employee Engagement. London: Kogan Page.

WILLIAMS, S. (2014) Introducing Employment Relations: A Critical Approach.  3rd Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journals

Employee Relations: An International Journal

Employee Relations

Work, Employment and Society

Links

This unit links to the following related units:

Unit 3: Human Resource Management

Unit 7: Business Law

Unit 12: Organisational Behaviour

Unit 17: Understanding and Leading Change

Unit 29: Managing and Running a Small Business

 Command Verbs

Below is a list of some of the Command Verbs that you will see in internal assessments. Different command verbs will ask for different types of information.

Please note that sometimes command verbs may be used across the range of criteria. For example you may be asked to provide an analysis or an evaluation for a Pass criteria.

These are common command verbs for Pass Criteria

List – Write a list of the main items (not sentences)

State – Point out the main features

Define – To state the meaning of something using the correct terms

Demonstrate – Show that you can do a particular activity or skill

Identify – Give all the basic facts which relate to a topic

Describe – Give reasons for the points you are marking so that the marker knows how you arrived at that conclusion

Summarise – Write down briefly the main points or essential features

 

These are common command verb for Merit Criteria

Discuss – To present an argument for and against

Explain – Give logical reasons to support your view

Describe – Give a full description including details of all the relevant features

Suggest – Give your own ideas and thoughts

Justify – Give reasons for the points you are marking so that the marker knows

Analyse – Identify the factors that apply, and state how these are linked and how each of them relates to the topic

Demonstrate – Prove you can carry out a more complex activity

These are common command verbs for Distinction Criteria

                Assess – Evaluate in terms of advantages and disadvantages

Analyse – Identify the factors that apply, and state how these are linked and how each of them relates to the topic

Recommend – Suggest changes or improvements

Evaluate – Break the information into components, examine factors methodically and in detail and bring together all of your information and make a judgement on the importance

Select & Demonstrate – Select several relevant examples or pieces of related evidence which clearly support the arguments you are making. This may include showing particular practical skills

Review – Consider each factor in turn providing a description and explanation of their uses, strength and weakness, making recommendations

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