The Employment Relationship

Discover the employment relationship and its importance in maintaining employee engagement, motivation and organisational success.

The Employment Relationship

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 10 hours

Understand why employment contracts are so important

A strong employment relationship is essential to support employee motivation, satisfaction and engagement, as well as ensure organisational trust and commitment.

This course explores the employment relationship in depth, including the underlying theories, methods of expression and key dimensions.

You will focus in particular on employment relationship contracts, the different types, and how they are related to employment law. You will also look at the impact of breaches/violations and how they can be mitigated, as well as effective strategies to manage the employment relationship.

What topics will you cover?

  • The employment relationship
  • How the employment relationship is expressed
  • Dimensions of the employment relationship
  • Employment relationship contracts
  • Common law and statutory contracts
  • Psychological contract breach and violations
  • Managing the employment relationship, mitigating breaches and violations

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the employment relationship and explain its link to employee engagement and motivation
  • Discuss theories of the employment relationship and its dimensions
  • Explore different contracts of employment, specifically the three main contract types
  • Explain common law and statutory requirements surrounding employment relations
  • Assess the impact of psychological contract violations/breaches on the employment relationship
  • Compare strategies for managing the employment relationship, mitigating breaches and violations

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who wish to discover the employment relationship and its importance in maintaining employee engagement, motivation and organisational success.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Sophie Ward

Sophie Ward

AFHEA, MHFA, MBPsS, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Lecturer in Occupational & Business Psychology
at Coventry University
Doctoral Researcher & Qualified Test User: Occupational, Ability, Personality

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.