Work and the Employment Relationship

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Module Number: BMP6005
Module Name: Work and the Employment Relationship
Year/Trimester/Cohort: 2021-2022/ Semester 1/ September 2022 Cohort
Module Tutor/s: Dr. Prince M.I. Sajjad/ Dr Emmanuel Oghosanine

Assessment Number 2
Assessment Type (and
weighting)
Individual Presentation with voice over – 50%
(15-minute)
Assessment Name Challenges of managing employment relationship
Assessment Submission
Date
Sunday 29 January 2023 at 23:59

Learning Outcomes Assessed:
LO3:
evaluate the practical and legal challenges that organisations experience in
managing the employment relationship within the contemporary workplace.
LO4: present justifiable recommendations to a set of employment relations issues in
a given organisation.
Assessment Brief:
“You are asked to develop a presentation and present to Senior Management of the
Company. The company works internationally and now seeks to strengthen its global
footprint by setting up subsidiaries in different countries. It is in this context that you
are asked to advise Senior Management on the following topics of your choice:
A. Evaluate the practical and legal challenges that organization experience in
managing the employment relationship within the contemporary workplace.
B. Present three key areas of the employee relations policy
C. Recommend to a set of employment relations issues.
Secondary Research Source Requirement at Level HE6 – It is expected that the
Reference List will contain between
fifteen to twenty sources. As a MINIMUM the
Reference List should include
three refereed academic journals and five
academic books.
Assessment Preparation and Submission:
See section 16 of the module guide for Guidelines on the Preparation and Submission
of Assignments.

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Additional Submission Instructions:
You are required to submit a soft copy via “Turn-it-in UK” on the module Moodle page.
The software will allow you to check your work against other material on the internet.
It will also compare your work against other students work.
You will be able to upload drafts of your written work into turn-it-in as many times as
you wish before the deadline.
You will not be able to overwrite the final submission after the deadline. You can only
submit a single file.
Specific Assessment Criteria: (see page 3 for General Assessment Criteria)
Excellent (70%+): There is excellent conceptual understanding supported by a
comprehensive discussion of the literature relating to the study of the employment
relationship. The presentation is fluent, concise and extremely well written, with
accurate citing and referencing displayed revealing an acceptable standard of the
research and study skills required. There is very effective integration and analysis of
the theoretical and conceptual frameworks and models relating to the employment
relationship. This is supported by thoughtful and incisive reflection and comprehensive
evaluation of the key issues and themes introduced.
Very Good (60–69%): The work demonstrates a very good understanding supported
by a wide discussion of the literature relating to the study of the employment
relationship. The presentation is fluent and well written, with accurate citing and
referencing displayed revealing an acceptable standard of the research and study
skills required. There is clear integration and analysis of the theoretical and conceptual
frameworks and models relating to the employment relationship. This is supported by
thoughtful reflection and evaluation of the key issues and themes introduced
Good (50–59%): There is broad understanding supported by good discussion of the
literature relating to the study of the employment relationship. The presentation is fairly
fluent, with appropriate citing and referencing displayed revealing an acceptable
standard of the research and study skills required. There is integration and analysis of
the theoretical and conceptual frameworks and models relating to the employment
relationship. This is supported by elementary reflection and evaluation of the key
issues and themes introduced.
Satisfactory (40-49%): The work demonstrates a basic understanding supported by
only a limited discussion of the literature relating to the study of the employment
relationship. The presentation is coherent, although there are some omissions in the
text in terms of the citing and referencing used revealing a rudimentary grasp of the
research and study skills required. There is limited if any integration and analysis of
the theoretical and conceptual frameworks and models relating to the employment
relationship. There is poor reflection and evaluation of the key issues and themes
introduced.
Unsatisfactory (39% and below): There are deficiencies or omissions in the level of
discussion and scope of the literature relating to the study of the employment

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relationship. There is incomplete presentation, inaccurate citing and referencing
showing limited research and study skills. The written style lacks fluency and
comprehension. There is a poor grasp of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks
and models. The work shows little or no analysis of the key issues, concepts and
frameworks relating to the employment relationship. There is poor integration of these
areas in relation to the question set.

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General Assessment Criteria – Level HE6

% Relevance Knowledge Argument/Analysis Structure Presentation Written English Research/Referencing
Class I
(Exceptional
Quality)
85-100% Directly relevant to title.
Expertly addresses the
assumptions of the title
and/or the requirements
of the brief.
Demonstrates an exceptional
knowledge/understanding of
theory and practice for this level.
Demonstrates the ability to
expertly identify and critically
appraise the most important
issues, themes and questions.
Demonstrates originality in
conceptual understanding.
Makes exceptional use of
appropriate arguments and/or
theoretical models.
Presents an exceptional critical
evaluation of the material results
in clear, logical and insightful
conclusions. Demonstrates
distinctive or independent
thinking.
Coherently articulated and
logically structured.
An appropriate format is
used.
The presentational style &
layout is correct for the
type of assignment.
Effective inclusion of
figures, tables, plates
(FTP).
An exceptionally well written
answer with standard spelling
and grammar.
Style is clear, resourceful and
academic.
Sources accurately cited
in the text.
An extensive range of
contemporary and
relevant references cited
in the reference list in the
correct style.
Class I
(Excellent
Quality)
70-84% Directly relevant to title.
Addresses the
assumptions of the title
and/or the requirements
of the brief.
Demonstrates an excellent
knowledge/understanding of
theory and practice for this level.
Demonstrates the ability to
identify and critically appraise
the most important issues,
themes and questions.
Makes creative use of
appropriate arguments and/or
theoretical models. Demonstrates
some distinctive or independent
thinking.
Presents an excellent critical
evaluation of the material results
in clear, logical and illuminating
conclusions.
Coherently articulated and
logically structured.
An appropriate format is
used.
The presentational style &
layout is correct for the
type of assignment.
Effective inclusion of
figures, tables, plates
(FTP).
An excellently written
answer with standard spelling
and grammar.
Style is clear, resourceful and
academic.
Sources accurately cited
in the text.
A wide range of
contemporary and
relevant references cited
in the reference list in the
correct style.
Class II/i
(Very Good
Quality)
60-69% Directly relevant to title.
Addresses most of the
assumptions of the title
and/or the requirements
of the brief.
Demonstrates a very good
knowledge/understanding of
theory and practice for this level.
Demonstrates the ability to
identify and critically appraise
key issues, themes and
questions.
Uses sound arguments or
theoretical models. Presents a
sound critical evaluation of the
material resulting in clear and
logical conclusions.
Logically constructed in the
main.
An appropriate format is
used.
The presentational style &
layout is correct for the
type of assignment.
Effective inclusion of FTP.
A very well written answer
with standard spelling and
grammar. Style is clear and
academic.
Sources accurately cited
in the text and a wide
range of appropriate
references cited in
reference list in the
correct style.
Class II/ii
(Good
Quality)
50-59% Generally, addresses the
title/brief, but sometimes
considers irrelevant
issues.
Demonstrates a good
knowledge/understanding of
theory and practice for this level
through the identification and
critical appraisal of some key
issues, themes and questions.
Presents largely coherent
arguments. Evidence of
attempted analysis and critical
evaluation, with some
descriptive or narrative passages.
Conclusions are fairly clear and
logical.
For the most part
coherently articulated and
logically structured. An
acceptable format is used.
The presentational style &
layout is correct for the
type of assignment.
Inclusion of FTP but lacks
selectivity.
Competently written with
minor lapses in spelling and
grammar. Style is readable and
academic in the main.
Most sources accurately
cited in the text and an
appropriate reference list
is provided which is
largely in the correct
style.
Class III
(Satisfactory
Quality)
40-49% Some degree of
irrelevance to the
title/brief.
Superficial consideration
of the issues.
Demonstrates an adequate
knowledge/understanding of
theory and practice for this level.
An attempt is made to critically
appraise some key issues, themes
and questions.
Presents basic arguments but
focus and consistency lacking in
places. Issues are vaguely stated.
Descriptive or narrative passages
evident which lack clear
purpose. Conclusions are not
always clear or logical.
Adequate attempt at
articulation and logical
structure.
An acceptable format is
used.
The presentational style &
layout is largely correct for
the type of assignment.
Inappropriate use of FTP or
not used where clearly
needed to aid
understanding.
Generally, competently written
although intermittent lapses in
grammar and spelling pose
obstacles for the reader. Style
limits communication and is
non-academic in a number of
places.
Some relevant sources
cited.
Some weaknesses in
referencing technique.

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Borderline
Fail
35-39% Significant degree of
irrelevance to the
title/brief.
Only the most obvious
issues are addressed at a
superficial level and in
unchallenging terms.
Demonstrates weaknesses in
knowledge of theory and
practice for this level. Key issues
and themes not identified or
appraised.
Limited argument, which is
descriptive or narrative in style
with little evidence of analysis.
Conclusions are neither clear nor
logical.
Poorly structured.
Lack of articulation.
Format deficient.
For the type of assignment,
the presentational style
&/or layout is lacking.
FTP ignored in text or not
used where clearly needed.
Deficiencies in spelling and
grammar makes reading
difficult.
Simplistic or repetitious style
impairs clarity.
Style is non-academic.
Limited sources and weak
referencing.
Fail <34% Relevance to the
title/brief is intermittent
or missing.
The topic is reduced to its
vaguest and least
challenging terms.
Demonstrates a lack of basic
knowledge of either theory or
practice for this level, with little
evidence of understanding.
Inadequate arguments and no
analysis.
Descriptive or narrative in style
with no evidence of critique.
Conclusions are sparse.
Unstructured.
Lack of articulation.
Format deficient
For the type of assignment,
the presentational style
&/or layout is lacking.
FTP as above.
Poorly written with numerous
deficiencies in grammar,
spelling and expression.
Style is non-academic.
An absence of academic
sources and poor
referencing technique.