HRM3002H Managing Diversity in Employment

Academic Year 2019/2020

Successful management of a diverse workforce is integral to companies seeking to improve and sustain their competitive advantage. Diversity management extends beyond the traditional concepts of 'equal opportunities' and compliance with equality legislation. This module is designed to equip students with an understanding of the dynamics of employee diversity and issues of equality in employment. Module topics are designed to enable an understanding of labour force change with regard to gender and minorities, theories of inequality in employment, and to offer different perspectives on the contemporary debates on equality and diversity. The success of equality and diversity policies depends on their integration into both the organisation's strategy and a number of cases will be used to discuss and analyse such integration.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able:
- To identify the key social, legal, economic, political and cultural trends in the labour market, policies, and legislation regarding equality and diversity, particularly in Europe and Asia.
- To be analyse the contemporary debates and research on equality/diversity policy including the 'business case' for equality and diversity.
- To identify and critically examine the main mechanisms for promoting equality and diversity in the workplace, including state, trade union and organisational initiatives.
- To identify types of workplaces with regard to their diversity policies, and to have knowledge and skills to analyse these policies with a view to the further development of an organisation's agenda.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Main Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Valerie Kendlin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Neil Caraher Tutor
Ms Ilona Hunek Tutor
Koey Kwong Tutor
Ms Eva Lock Tutor

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