Contemporary Employment Relations M31772 (2022)
Please write 2500 words in answer to the essay titles below,
Assessed Essay titles
- Critically discuss to what extent it is possible to achieve a balance between the needs of the employer and of the employee with regards to flexible working time arrangements.
- 'Critically evaluate the extent to which employers have responded to the presence of minimum wages by modifying their skill strategies'
- “Labour conflict is essentially a phenomenon which is now confined to the public sector”, Discuss.
- Critically assess the main issues and challenges involved in using AI and algorithmic management techniques for the purpose of managing employment relations in contemporary work settings.
Word Count Policy
The essay word count is a MAXIMUM OF 2500 WORDS (there is no ±10% margin). Word count figures are exclusive of any tables, footnotes, appendices and reference list (although we may deduct marks if we think you’ve used tables, footnotes or appendices unnecessarily as a way of getting around the word limit).
The stated word count for an assessment is the maximum, and any text over and above this will not contribute to the mark awarded. If the student wishes to write less no penalty is applied but if more, then the excess will be disregarded.
An accurate, actual word count should be stated at the top of your submission. A falsely stated word-count is an assessment offence, which will be referred to BAL Student Assessment Regulations
Completed coursework should be submitted electronically via the Moodle assignment drop box on the module Moodle page by 11.55 pm on Friday 27th May 2022. Do not include your name on the coursework as it will be marked anonymously. You should include your student number in a Header on each page of the case study assignment.
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All sources should be acknowledged, appropriately cited within your work and included in your reference list, following the University's approved referencing conventions. https://www.citethemrightonline.com/Home
All assessment tasks must be completed by students individually. Please be very clear that it is an assessment offence to work together with other students to produce a piece of assessed work that is submitted as your own.
Your coursework assignment will be marked according to the extent to which you have:
* drawn on relevant material to address the questions posed appropriately and effectively;
* demonstrated systematic knowledge and understanding of the employment relations issues appropriate to the question set
* shown a critical understanding of the employment relations issues discussed;
* used relevant secondary literature and other illustrative material to inform and underpin your analysis and discussion
* conveyed your arguments in clear and logical manner.
Please note that all coursework marks remain provisional until they have been confirmed by the Module Assessment Board.
The Examination and Assessment Regulations 2019 provide the full details of the rules including marking and feedback, extenuating circumstances, academic appeals and assessment offences. (links to this at the end of the document)
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