Ontemporary Employment Studies topic Work-Life Balance –

My topic is going to be work life balance + the four week reading by choosing 1 article of each week .. in total 4 articles. hope the instructions below are clear please let me know if you dont get it


This is just to reiterate so everyone is clear on what we have agreed.

All presentations will be done in class on the DATE it is due. A zero mark (0/5) will be assigned to no shows, so please turn up and make your presentations as agreed. You must also submit an A4 page formative assignment plan. It is BOTH the presentation and the plan submission that counts for the 5 marks (not one or the other).
All readings will be submitted on the template provided for the week due. Also a zero mark will be assigned to non-submissions and no shows. There will be no retrospective submissions unless it has been agreed before the date (not after the submission has been missed). Recall you must do TWO readings in the week your topic is discussed in class/seminar and ONE reading each in the other two weeks.
Your readings should be from the weekly assigned reading on the unit guide preferably or alternatively must be an article from one of the listed journals only.
I do not expect ANYTHING by email from anyone and will not respond if you do. These activities is meant for our seminar sessions. Please do bring a physical copy of your A4 assignment plan, and the 4 readings on the template when they are due to the seminar sessions.
See you all in the seminars starting this Thursday 27 February 2014.

Reading List Books
There is NO essential reading for this unit. Two books are suggested (below) and both are available in the library. These books and many others provide a concise background for the topics we would cover, however, focus will be on journal article reading throughout the semester.


Hollingshead, G. Nicholls, P and Tailby, S. (2003) Employee Relations FT/Prentice Hall London.
Rose, E. (2008) Employment Relations, 3rd ed. London, UK: FT Prentice Hall.


Other Readings (Books):
Daniels, K (2006) Employee Relations in an Organisational Context, London: CIPD

Publishing


Blyton, P. & Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, 3rd Edition,
London: Macmillan


Gennard, J. & Judge, G. (2010) Managing Employment Relationships, 5th Edition CIPD


Lewis, P., Thornhill, A., Saunders, M. (2003) Employee Relations: Understanding the
Employment Relationship. FT Prentice Hall.


Salamon, M (2000) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition, FT Prentice Hall




Week 32 Lecture 3
Required Reading:

Stuart, M., Lucio, M.M. and Robinson, A. (2011). a?Soft regulationa and the modernisation of employment relations under the British Labour Government (1997a 2010): partnership, workplace facilitation and trade union change, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(18), 3794-3812


Week 33 Lecture 4
Required: read one of the listed articles.


Ziegert, J. & Hanges, P. (2005). Employment Discrimination: The Role of Implicit Attitudes, Motivation, and a Climate for Racial Bias, Journal of Applied Psychology, 90(3), 553-562.

Ghumman, S., & Ryan, A. M. (2013). Not welcome here: Discrimination towards women who wear the Muslim headscarf. Human Relations, 66(5), 671-698.


Week 34 Lecture 5
Required: read one of the listed articles.


Wang, J., & Verma, A. (2012). Explaining organizational responsiveness to worka?life balance issues: The role of business strategy and higha?performance work systems. Human Resource Management, 51(3), 407-432.

Allen, T. D., Johnson, R. C., Kiburz, K. M., & Shockley, K. M. (2012). Worka Family Conflict and Flexible Work Arrangements: Deconstructing Flexibility. Personnel Psychology, 66, 345a 376

Burnett, S., Gatrell, C., Cooper, C., & Sparrow, P. R. (2013). Work-life Balance and Parenthood: A comparative review of definitions, equity and enrichment. International Journal of Management Reviews, 15, 300-316


Week 35 Lecture 6
Required: read one of the listed articles.


Macey, W & Schneider, B. (2008). The Meaning of Employee Engagement. Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 1 (1), 3-30.

Arrowsmith, J., & Parker, J. (2013). The meaning of a?employee engagementa for the values and roles of the HRM function. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(14), 2692-2712.

Shuck, B. (2011). Integrative Literature Review: Four Emerging Perspectives of Employee Engagement: An Integrative Literature Review. Human Resource Development Review, 10(3), 304-328.