CIPD Assessment Activity Title of unit/s |Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations | |Unit No/s |5CER | |Level |Intermediate | |Credit value |6 | |Assessment method |Written answers to questions | | |Professional discussion (mixed mode delivery only) | |Learning outcomes: | |Understand competing approaches that contextualise contemporary developments in employment relations. | |Understand contemporary labour market trends and data. | |Understand the main sources of employment relations legislation. | |Understand the role of the parties that affect the management of employment relations. | |Understand contemporary developments in employee involvement and participation.
| |Understand different forms of conflict behaviour and dispute resolution. |Assessment brief/activity | | | | | |In consultation with your tutor you are required to select three out of the six questions/tasks below and provide | | |answers to each one selected. | | | | | |Define and explain the different perspectives and approaches taken to manage employee relations and the balance of |1. 1, 1. 2,1. 3 | |power between management and individual employees.
| |Identify and explain the labour market, how it is regulated and, using trend data and evidence, evaluate how it has | | |changed over recent years. | | |You are required to prepare a briefing paper for newly appointed managers that: |2. 1, 2. 2, 2. 3 | |identifies and explains the main sources of employment relations legislation | | |defines a contract of employment and the essential features of a written statement of further particulars | | |assesses the impact of two recent developments in individual employment rights |3. 1, 3. 2, 3. 3, 3.
| |advises on the role and scope of trade unions. | | |Explain, using examples, how the actions and behaviour of management, trade unions and the state can impact on the | | |nature of employment relations. | | |Critically assess the claim that effective employee involvement and participation will strengthen both the traditional| | |and psychological exchange between an organisation and its employees | | |You are required to brief the senior management team on recent trends in industrial action and explain the approaches |4. 1, 4.
2, 4. | |and skills required to help manage both individual and collective conflict. | | | | | | |5. 1, 5. 2, 5.
3 | | | | | | | | |6. 1, 6. 2, 6. 3, 6.
| |Evidence to be produced/required | | | |Answers equating to approximately 1000 words to any three of the questions/tasks above, together with a list of cited References and a | |separate Bibliography of sources consulted but not specifically mentioned in preparing each answer (but these should be excluded from the | |word count. ) | |Professional discussion (transcript and supporting information) equating to approximately 1000 words for each question). |