HRM40890 Strategies for HR (Mod)

Academic Year 2022/2023

To operate effectively within the world today, no matter what the organisation, an understanding of people and people management is one of the most important, if not the most important, resources at an organisation’s disposal. This is the discipline of human resource management (HRM).

HRM has witnessed a great deal of transformation over the past five decades and while techniques and styles may have changed and evolved during that time, the notion of achieving organisational goals through its people has remained the same.

The reality, however, is that there is no single best way to manage employees and the path chosen will depend on many variables that may change over time. This course seeks to examine the tensions and ambiguities commonly associated with human resource management by reviewing the theory and practice of HRM today, and to understand the role of the human resource function and line managers to deliver sustainable organisation capability and innovation through its people.

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Learning Outcomes:

At a broad level, on completion of this module, students are expected to be able to interpret and critically assess:

Contemporary theories and literature in the field of HRM and apply this theory to current organisational challenges.
Recent trends and developments in the field of HRM and how those trends might impact the future management of employees.
The practice of HRM in their own organisation to understand how that might be improved to the benefit of the organisation and individual employees.

More specifically, on completion of this module, students are expected to demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of:

The role of the human resource function and how it can support the broader organisation.
The links between human HRM and the business strategy, most importantly the link between HRM and organisational performance.
The key policies, procedures and practices currently applied in the areas of recruitment and selection, talent management, rewarding and performance management, training, and development, employee engagement and restructuring.

Indicative Module Content:

Recruitment, selection and talent management.
Employee learning and development.
Performance management and rewards.
Employee engagement and restructuring.

Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




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
Continuous Assessment: Assessment will be continuous and be composed of two components, one being a group submission and the other an individual submission. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 32 Sat 08:30 - 18:30

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