20 credits at level HE4
•To develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the major theories and practice of HRM.
•To provide an overview of major component parts of HRM: employee resourcing, employee relations and employee development.
•To define and describe the changing political, economic, social, and technological environment and its importance to the emergence of HRM.
The changing labour market, major economic and political changes in the UK in the last 20 years. Personnel Management, emergence of HRM.
Overview of the nature and level of training and development: vocational training, management development.
Role of the state, management and trade unions – employee involvement.
Recruitment and selection, performance management, health and safety issues, pay and reward, managing diversity.
Learning sessions, case studies and videos, together with seminars will be focussed around the syllabus content.
Students will be assessed on two pieces of course work which will have work-based elements
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||•Demonstrate a basic comprehension of the emergence and development of HRM
•Apply knowledge and theoretical concepts in relation to major component parts of HRM – employee resourcing, employee development and employee relations.
•Generalise and explain the emergence and development of HRM.
•Outline and discuss the major changes in the external environment.
•Select and discuss one of the major component parts of HRM.
|2.||•Demonstrate the use of reasoning skills in relation to a first academic approach to the general area of HRM.||•Outline a variety of arguments related to the context and emergence of HRM as a new way of managing people at work.|
|3.||•Use IT to gain access to relevant information||
•Develop skills of enquiry in relation to HRM.
•Identify suitable sources of information in relation to HRM tasks set by using the Internet.
|4.||•Demonstrate written communication skills.
•Use a word processing package.
•Produce an effective written business documents .
•Word process an effective piece of work.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Problem based assignment with work based element||Problem based assignment with work based element|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Foot M & Hook C (2002) “Introducing Human Resource Management” 3rd edition, Harlow : Pearson.
Beardwell, I, Holden, L. and Claydon, T. (2004) “Human resource management: a contemporary approach “ 4th edition, Harlow : FT Prentice Hall.
Business Basics (1997) 2nd edition, “Human Resource Management”, BPP Publishing
Bratton J & Gold J (2003) “Human Resource Management, Theory and Practice” 3rd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Marchington M & Withinson A (2002) “Core Personnel and Development” 2nd edition. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Martin M & Jackson (2002) “Personnel Practice” 3rd edition, People and Organisations Series, London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Human Resource Management Journal
Incomes Data Series
Labour Market Trends
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