20 credits at level HE4
This module considers the role of the manager in safeguarding the individuals for whom that person has responsibility both in their individual tasks and from the perspective of the organisation as a whole. The main topics to be considered within this module will be health and safety issues, the management of stress in the workplace and the subjects of corporate social responsibility and equality and diversity.
1. Duties of employers and employees in relation to safeguarding individuals at work
2. Health and safety legislation, enforcement authorities and officials
3. Assessment of risk
4. Managing stress in the workplace, legislation and policies and practices in the organisation, work life balance
5. Corporate social responsibility
6. Equality and diversity
This module is offered as a taught programme and in a blended learning format (distance learning materials plus workshop). Teaching activities and study materials will be placed on Moodle and students will be able to contact a tutor through email for both methods.
This module will consist of 200 learning hours, which are made up as follows: For the taught version the learning hours are as follows:-
Lectures (14 at 3 hrs each) 42 hours
Reading and research 135 hours
Coursework/assignment 40 hours
The blended learning version of this module will include two 3-hour interactive workshops (this may be delivered as one whole day). Teaching and learning materials will be placed on-line (Moodle) and in written materials. Tutor support is also available.
The module requires two pieces of coursework - a management report of 2000-2500 words on either health and safety issues, or stress at work, dealt with from a management perspective; and the second, which is an individual presentation lasting up to ten minutes, on an issue relating to CSR or Equality and Diversity, as applied to the student's own workplace.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Investigate the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to safeguarding individuals at work||Describe the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to safeguarding individuals at work|
|2.||Explore the requirements of health and safety legislation and its impact on the workplace and the need for risk assessment||Evaluate the importance of legislation and the role of risk assessment in relation to health and safety|
|3.||Consider the issue of managing stress in the workplace and its implications||Analyse the importance of managing stress in the workplace as a manager and leader|
|4.||Understand the concept of corporate social responsibility and its impact on the organisation and society||Evaluate the role of the manager as representative of the organisation in relation to corporate social responsibility|
|5.||Appreciate the requirements of equality legislation and the concept of diversity in the workplace||Distinguish between the concepts of equality and diversity and analyse their application to the role of the manager and leader|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Management report of 2,000-2,500 words dealing with a health and safety, or a stress-related issue||Individual presentation of 10 minutes looking at issue of CSR or equality, developing concepts and showing their applicability in own organisation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
CIPD factsheet, September 2009, Corporate Social Responsibility, London CIPD www.cipd.co.uk
CIPD factsheet, February 2010, Diversity:an overview, London CIPD www.cipd.co.uk
CIPD factsheet, June 2009, Stress at work, London CIPD www.cipd.co.uk
CIPD factsheet, April 2009, Work-life balance, London CIPD www.cipd.co.uk
Egan J 2006 Doing the recent thing: CSR and ethics in employment, IRS Employment Review, No 858, November, pp 9-16
Emmott M and Worman D 2008 The steady rise of CSR and diversity in the workplace, Strategic HR Review, Vol7 No5 pp 28-33
Hawkins DE ,2006, CSR: balancing tomorrow's sustainability and today's profitability, Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
HSE, 2000, Essentials of health and safety at work, 3rd edition,Sudbury, HSE books
HSE 2004 Management standards for work-related stress London HSE, www.hse.gov.uk/stress/standards/
Lockett, Andy, Moon, Jeremy and Visser, Wayne, Corporate Social Responsibility in Management Research: Focus, Nature, Salience and Sources of Influence. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 115-136, January 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=875052 and online
NHS National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2009, Promoting Mental wellbeing at work, Public Health Guidance, PH22,London
Redington I, 2005, Making CSR happen: the contribution of people management, Research Report, London CIPD www.cipd.co.uk
Wolff C 2009 Equality and diversity in the workplace:2009 IRS survey, IRS Employment Review No 923, June
Journals and online resources
Employment law bulletin (available online)
Employee responsibilities and rights journal (available online)
Health and Safety at work newsletter (available online)
IRS Employment Review
Management Today (available online)
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