ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HRM
Code ULMS364
Coordinator Dr DL Preece
Work, Organisation and Management
D.Preece@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT; ULMS206 INTRODUCTION TO PEOPLE MANAGEMENT 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

12

  5

      41
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
           
Private Study 109
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Assessed Group Debate Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 45 minutes Weighting: 60% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Non-standard penalt  45 minutes    60       
Assessment 2 : Negotiated assessment Either an individual 1000 word report or a 5 minute individual presentation. Choice of assessment is at the student’s discretion. Assessment Type: Coursewor  1000 words or 5 minu    40       

Aims

The module aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary human resource management issues. It will relate models and frameworks from the human resource management literature to contemporary issues and challenges affecting UK organisations and multinational companies (MNCs).


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate a critical awareness of the key components of contemporary human resource management (HRM) and their inter-relation;

(LO2) Recognise the significance of leadership, ethical issues and corporate social responsibility (CSR), and employee commitment for effective people management and organisation effectiveness;

(LO3) Recognise the need for strategic integration of HRM specialisms and functions with organisation strategy and objectives.

(LO4) Critically evaluate the changing nature of the UK and international business environment and the HRM issues that result from this

(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate a good understanding on the emerging topics in the field of HRM, such as knowledge management, workplace informal learning and career management

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Commercial awareness

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) International awareness

(S6) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Lecture
Description: Theatre lectures
Scheduled Directed Learning Hours: 24
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: The lectures will be frequently interspersed with questions, on-line poll anywhere, quizzes and reflexive interludes as well as mini cases study practice questions. The VLE is fully utilised and offers both pre and post lecture resources, activities and Q and A sessions.

Teaching Method: Lecture
Description: VLE lectures
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: The VLE lectures will be interspersed with theory and case studies and will form a reflective / impact of theory on action and implications to practice.

Teaching Method: Tutorial
Description: Tutorial
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 5
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 10
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: The tutorial learnin g activities will relate to the module outcomes and assessment tasks (constructive alignment).

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 109

Costs Information:
None. The essential reading materials are provided by UoL electronic library resources. As a result there should be no additional costs to the students on this module.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and Tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and presentation

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and Tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and presentation

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Lectures and Tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and presentation

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Lectures and Tutorials
Mode of assessment (if appl icable): Coursework and presentation

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and Tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and presentation

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Lectures and Tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and presentation


Syllabus

 

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Module / HRM and the Contemporary Business Environment;

Lecture 2: Managing HR Functions;

Lecture 3: High Commitment HRM;

Lecture 4: Knowledge Management;

Lecture 5: Diversity Management;

Lecture 6: Employee Engagement;

Lecture 7: Understanding Career;

Lecture 8: Workplace Learning;

Lecture 9: International HRM;

Lecture 10: Using Social Media in HRM;

Lecture 11: Revision;

Lecture 12: Group presentation.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.