EMPLOYEE RESOURCING - 2020/1
Module code: MANM466
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In this module we introduce some of the most significant areas of human resource management responsibility. Anyone seeking to develop a career in HR, in the UK or globally will find it to be both interesting and essential to their professional development. It will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the management of people or who anticipates building a generalist management career.
Our focus is on how organisations achieve the most fundamental HRM aim of mobilising a workforce. In order to function effectively all employers need to ensure that at all times they have the right people in the right jobs. Increasingly they are also drawing on other sources of skills and expertise accessed from a wider network of people with whom they maintain some form of contractual relationship. It is with the business of staffing an organisation effectively that this module is concerned.
Surrey Business School
CIACHIR Constantin (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Over 11 three-hour sessions we will introduce and discuss a wide range of topic areas relating to the staffing of organisations; a particular emphasis being placed on contemporary developments and debates in the field. In our sessions we will focus on the following:
• human resource planning and job design
• recruitment and selection
• induction and socialisation
• employee retention
• employer branding
• retirement and redundancy
• managing individual performance
• strategic aspects of resourcing and talent management
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||Group Video Project||40|
|Coursework||Individual Reflective Assignment||60|
Group Video Project - The alternative assessment for this module is a 3000 word Individual Assignment (100% weighting).
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate all six of the intended module learning outcomes; which is reflected both in its formative and its summative elements.
Formative assessment will take the form of in-class discussion exercises with in-class tutor feedback. Summative assessments will be by a group video presentation and individual written assignment of 1500 words. The first element of the summative assessment requires students to work in groups and to interview an HR professional on a chosen HR challenge. The group will present and video and engage in a critical discussion with the audience, which will be composed of fellow colleagues, members of staff, and the HR managers interviewed. The second element requires students to individually reflect on the particular challenge and to produce a reflective account where they provide a critical analysis of the particular challenge. Students will receive oral and written feedback on the summative assessments.
Students who fail to pass their assignments will be required to rework them and resubmit at a later date. The alternative assessment for this module is a 3000 word Individual Assignment (100% weighting). Students who will undertake the alternative assessment will be asked to produce a critical analysis of a key HR (contemporary) challenge.
- To help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to manage staffing and talent management activities on behalf of an employer to the highest standards.
- To introduce you to the most significant contemporary debates in this field and to developments that are likely to shape its future evolution.
- To prepare you to manage and to develop organisational policy in the fields of human resource planning, succession planning, recruitment and selection, induction, employee retention, employer branding and basic performance management
- To introduce you to the ways that organisations seek to build reputations as employers and to position themselves strategically in the labour market vis a vis their competitors.
|001||Meet the learning outcomes contained in the CIPD's advanced diploma syllabus for Resourcing and Talent Management.||CKPT|
|002||Analyse and critically evaluate contemporary debates and developments in the following areas of HRM: human resource planning / succession planning, recruitment, selection, job analysis and design, induction / socialisation, employee retention, individual performance management, retirement and redundancy, resourcing strategy||CK|
|003||Engage critically with the published literature on resourcing and talent management||CK|
|004||Explain the contribution made by resourcing and talent management activities to the achievement of wider organisational objectives||CKP|
|005||Demonstrate that you are able to develop and argue an original case and justify your views effectively||CPT|
|006||Give managers and colleagues appropriate and timely advice about resourcing and talent management issues.||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Lectures, group discussions, case studies
Reading prior to taught sessions
Guided reading and completion of online exercises
Researching and writing your assignment
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Human Resources Management MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.