HRM40100 Managing Human Resources

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will provide students with no previous knowledge or experience of HRM with an understanding of key issues and current developments in the field. The module deals with a range of key aspects associated with the strategic management of human resources. Among the areas to be covered will include: strategic human resource management (HRM); talent management which incorporates recruitment, selection, retention, learning and development, employee engagement and performance management; rewards; and contemporary issues in HRM, including HRM and change management, supporting carers in the workplace, employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and hybrid working.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, you will be able to:

• Critically assess the potential contribution of HR strategy and related practices to the success of a business;
• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of selected human resource management policies and their application in practice, including employee resourcing, talent management and learning & development, performance management and reward strategies;
• Appreciate current challenges being faced by HR functions and line managers with respect to, for example, employee engagement, staff retention, employee wellbeing, supporting working carers, the management of change; diversity and inclusion and hybrid working.

Indicative Module Content:

Typical topics covered in this module include:
Strategic Human Resource Management
Employee Resourcing & Talent Management
Learning and Development
Reward Systems and Performance Management
Staff Retention and Downsizing
Employee Engagement
HRM, Change, Culture and Communication

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Classes involve a combination of lectures, presentations, case studies, discussion/debate, group exercises and individual participation. During class, students are expected to be able to discuss issues arising from the assigned chapters and readings for the topics. Session participation is a vital element in the design of this module. Therefore, all students are expected to engage in class discussion and debate in order to facilitate the formation of their critical judgements. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Group Presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Individual Project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Project: Feedback, using a grading rubric on Brightspace, will be made available to students within 20 days of project submission.

Name Role
Ms Louisa Meehan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer