GLOBAL AND CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (APPRENTICESHIP) - 2021/2
Module code: MAN3190
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice during the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module builds on the learners existing knowledge and skills to explore a range of cutting-edge issues in human resource management and human resource development.
The content reflects contemporary themes and priorities. It is likely to include contributions from staff and/or invited speakers that are based on relevant special interests informed by research and/or professional engagement.
There is a cohering theme of managing and enhancing employee performance, including both prescribed job performance and other desirable work behaviours such as organisational citizenship and innovative contributions.
The module includes an international perspective and emphasises critical consideration of the practical implications of recent studies.
Surrey Business School
CIACHIR Constantin (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 12
Independent Learning Hours: 38
Teaching block 2
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Strategic human resource management and human resource development
- The management of change, including resistance
- International human resource management
- Expatriates – recruitment, selection and performance management
- Cross-cultural issues in HR
- Talent management
- Work-life balance
- Diversity management
- Equal opportunities
- Performance appraisal and performance management
- Employee engagement
- Emotion in organisations
- Executive coaching
- Leadership development
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Individual Assignment (Maximum 2000 words).||60|
|Coursework||Individual written assignment (Maximum 1500 words).||40|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate all intended module learning outcomes, knowledge, skills and behaviours, and to provide maximum opportunity for applied learning.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Learners are to carry out a review of their organisations recruitment, talent management and diversity policies and/or strategies, using theoretical concepts and models to support their evaluation. Areas of strength and opportunities should be identified, and the report should conclude with formal recommendations for improvement.
The Written Assignment requires learners to research, and to identify the practical implications of, recent academic publications in the field relating to international and contemporary Human Resource issues. Learners should ensure the field selected relates to relevant knowledge learning outcomes of the apprenticeship standard.
Learners will work regularly in groups and as individuals, participating in classroom or online discussion forums, webinars etc, to demonstrate their understanding of the subject contents and application. Learners will be provided with tailored formative feedback for Assignment 1.
Learners will be given formal feedback on their assessments in line with the University’s policy on assessment and feedback, and within the current three-week feedback period. Learners will receive regular, informal feedback on their contribution throughout the module.
- This module aims to develop a critical understanding of selected contemporary issues in human resource management and development, and how these apply to the learners organisation.
|001||Demonstrate knowledge of major theories and research findings regarding the topics covered in the module||CK|
|002||Identify practical implications of major theories and findings for human resource management and human resource development||CKT|
|003||Discuss the impact of different human resource management and human resource development approaches upon employee performance and creativity||KPT|
|004||Critically evaluate and compare the effectiveness of various human resource management and human resource development practices||CKP|
|005||Identify, synthesise and structure information regarding the module topics from academic books and journals||CK|
|006||Communicate ideas effectively in writing||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The hours listed within the overall student workload section represent off-the-job learning.
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to incorporate a blended learning approach, centred around the key online learning design principles of – Learner-centred; Useful; Engaging; Flexible; Consistent; Supportive and Accessible.
In line with the Apprenticeship Off the Job Training guidance, the teaching and learning undertaken on this module will reflect the following categories of training:
- Teaching of Theory – may include lectures, role play, simulation exercises, online learning, research and networking)
- Practical Training – may include shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and participation in competitions
- Learning support and time spent writing assignments and partaking in assessments
- Reflective learning and self-evaluation to impart new knowledge, skills and behaviours only.
Learners completing this module will undertake a combination of campus-based sessions and online directed learning activities supported through SurreyLearn. Learners, with support from their employers, will be expected to demonstrate accountability and commitment to effectively managing their agreed off-the-job training hours to complete required learning activities and assessments. Learners should take an active part in any asynchronous activities such as forums, wikis, blogs etc., as well as synchronous activities (i.e. virtual meetings, webinars etc.) as appropriate. Participation in these activities will be essential to the successful achievement of the learning outcomes in this module.
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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Through completion of the learning and assessments for this module, it is expected that most learners will be able to produce suitable evidence for their Portfolio of Evidence to fully or partially meet specific assessment criteria for the following areas of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Learners may also refer to the CMDA Assessment Plan for further information.
1.1. How to develop and implement organisational strategy and plans, including approaches to resource and supply chain management, workforce development, sustainability, taking and managing risk, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance (K)
1.2. How to manage change in the organisation (K)
7.1. Different inclusive leadership styles and models, how to develop teams and support people using coaching and mentoring approaches (K)
7.3. Articulate organisational purpose and values (S)
7.4. Support the creation of an inclusive, high performance work culture (S)
8.1. How to recruit, manage and develop people, using inclusive talent management approaches (K)
8.2. How to use HR systems and processes to ensure legal requirements, health and safety, and well-being needs (K)
Developing Collaborative Relationships
9.2. How to shape common purpose, as well as approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution (K)
9.5. Effectively influence and negotiate, being able to have challenging conversations and give constructive feedback (S)
Awareness of Self and Others
10.5. Manage stress and personal well-being, being confident in knowing core values and drivers (S)
12.2. The values, ethics and governance of your organisation (S)
K – Knowledge
S – Skills
B - Behaviours
Degree apprenticeships are delivered over three teaching blocks:
- Teaching Block 1 - September - December
- Teaching Block 2 - January - April
- Teaching Block 3 - May - August
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 2021/2 academic year.