This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23No such Code for pgprog: N6K107No such Code for pgprog: N6K207
Department: Management and Marketing
Human Resource Management: Contemporary Issues (Taught)
||Not available in 2021/22
Excluded Combination of Modules
- Human Resource Management: Special Topics (Online); Human Resource Management (Online)
- To develop studentsâ€™ ability to master the knowledge and understanding at an advanced level of key contemporary issues in the processes and practices of human resource management;
- To provide students with the opportunity to critically understand research in the field of human resource management.
- (Note: the following list is indicative and not all topics may be covered each year, to enable teaching to reflect current relevant issues and debates.)
- The nature of human resource management.
- HRM, performance and commitment.
- Recruitment and selection.
- Performance appraisal.
- Diversity and equal opportunities.
- Downsizing and HRM.
- International HRM.
- On completion of the module students should:-
- Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the nature and role of HRM in contemporary organisations;
- Have an advanced understanding of the debates which relate to the links between HRM and organisational performance;
- Have an advanced understanding of critical perspectives on HRM.
- By the end of the module, students should able to critically evaluate the processes, procedures and practices of contemporary HRM.
- effective written communication skills
- planning, organising and time management skills
- problem solving and analytical skills
- the ability to use initiative
- advanced skills in the interpretation of data
- advanced computer literacy skills
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading and critical reflection.
- The summative assessment of the module, by written assignment, is designed to test studentsâ€™ knowledge and understanding of the subject-matter and their ability to apply it to the analysis of specific topics in HRM.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Workshops (a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies and discussion), timetabled in blocks
|Preparation and reading
|Component: Written Assignment
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Individual written assignment, critically evaluating a contemporary debate in the HRM literature
Group-based discussions and case study exercises.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University