HRM40880 HRM Technology, Analytics & Digital Innovation

Academic Year 2022/2023

During this module, we draw on the latest research and recent cases to study HRM (Human Resource Management) technology, analytics and digital innovation. We focus on how technology impacts on HRM practice, implementation and the work performed by HRM practitioners and line managers. Questions examined include: How is the world of work is changing due to the rise of online labour platforms? What are the implications for work of the growing use of algorithmic management? We study the rise of HR analytics and critical issues associated with this development as well as looking for explanations for why analytics sometimes fails to live up to its promise. We probe technology use in functional organizational areas such as performance management, employer branding, recruitment, and selection. We adopt a perspective on these developments that is critical and analytical in examining the impact of technology use in HRM on individuals, organizations, and society.

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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
• Analytics and HRM
• Technology and the changing world of HRM in organizations

Students should be able to discuss:
• The emergence of gig work and online labour platforms
• Algorithmic management and its implications for workers and HR actors
• The rise of HR analytics
• Technology innovations in employer branding, recruitment, and selection
• Technology innovations in performance management
• Changes to core HRM activities and implications of technology for HRM practitioners’ roles
• Ethics, privacy, employee well-being and social questions linked with technology, analytics and algorithmic management

Indicative Module Content:

Technology and the changing world of work
HRM in online labour platforms and algorithmic management
Analytics and HRM
Technology and the changing world of HRM in organizations

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) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33 Fri 11:00 - 12:50

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