The Changing World of Work

Module code: N1085
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Distance exam, Coursework

In this module, you are introduced to emerging issues in the practice and theory of human resource management and industrial relations.

It aims to keep you up to date with challenging and leading edge issues facing organisations in these topics and through detailed discussion of these, develop the practice of critical thinking.

The content of the course will change as new challenges emerge, however lectures will initially include issues such as what combination of HRM practices produce effective performance, comparing managers across international spaces and the impact of high performance workplaces in the organisation.


Module learning outcomes

  • Recognise the key emerging issues associated with the contemporary world of work and its future
  • Show familiarity with key literature and theory related to these issues
  • Identify and provide evidence from case studies and the practitioner literature of the existence of newmanagement and organisational practices in contemporary workplaces
  • Offer critical reflection on the issues of inequality, exploitation and alienation in contemporary workplaces and ofemployment arrangements