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Modern Empowerment in the Workplace (FutureLearn)

The 21st century is transforming the workplace. Explore the role of human resources (HR) in this modern empowerment era. The 21st century has seen a transformation of work and the workplace. The negative aspects of this change often get most attention – from job insecurity to diminished labour rights. But it is a time of possibility, people can work anytime, anywhere, achieving flexibility and work-life balance. This is a potentially exciting future for empowerment at work.

This online course explores the rise of this new empowerment era and the key role that HR practitioners play in it. The course will give you the insights to realise the benefits of modern empowerment for individuals, organisations and society.

What topics will you cover?

– Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the changing context for employee empowerment;

– Analyse problems caused by power imbalances in employment relations and recommend solutions;

– Influence others in their thinking about the effects of technological change and globalisation on contemporary employment relations; and

– Articulate and engage with relevant professional and ethical issues in empowerment at work.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

– Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the changing context for employee empowerment.

– Evaluate and analyse problems caused by power imbalances in employment relations and recommend solutions.

– Identify and influence others in their thinking about the effects of technological change and globalisation on contemporary employment relations.

– Assess and articulate and engage with relevant professional and ethical issues in empowerment at work.

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