HRM40880 HRM Technology, Analytics & Digital Innovation

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module examines the impact of technological developments, advances in analytics, and digital innovation, on the practice and theory of Human Resource Management. The nature of these developments are debated as we explore the emerging models and frameworks mobilized to understand how technology, analytics and digitization are shaping HRM practices and interactions with employees and other stakeholders. Students should expect to engage critically with evidence of these nascent developments and contribute actively to class discussions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to demonstrate clear knowledge and understanding of:
• Technology and the changing world of work
• Technology and the changing world of HRM in organizations
• Analytics and HRM

Students should be able to discuss:
• The emergence of gig work and online labour platforms
• New forms of employer branding, recruitment and selection
• Innovations in managing performance
• Innovations in talent management and learning strategies
• Ethics, privacy, employee well-being and social questions linked with technology
• Changes to core HRM activities and HRM practitioners’ roles

Indicative Module Content:

Techological developments in Human Resource Management
The development of HR Analytics and its impact on current HRM practice
Innovations in digitization and their impact on Human Resource Management practice and theory

A detailed module descriptor will be distributed prior to the commencement of the course.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


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: Continuous Assessment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: 2 hour End of Trimester Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback on continuous assessment components will be provided to individuals or groups as relevant to the assessment type and following the assessment.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32 Fri 11:00 - 12:50

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