Provide a brief explanation of: What is Human Resource Management? AND What is Industrial Relations? Then choose one of the following on-going changes faced by organizations – research and discuss what challenges it raises for managing people, what are the HRM and IR implications?
1. Changing technology OR
2. Increasing average age of the workforce OR
3. Increasing ethnic diversity of the workforce.
You are expected to draw on, and cite in your essay, a range of relevant references. For example: the course textbook, the Chapter 5 from Macky (2008), which is provided on Blackboard, other source books or articles from the library (many are online), and information from government websites (e.g., the Labour group at Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment)