ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title HRM SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Code ULMS315
Coordinator Professor R Donnelly
Work, Organisation and Management
Rory.Donnelly@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15

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

ULMS216 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS 

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           29

29
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 121
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: Business Report Assessment Type: Coursework Duration / Size: 2000 Words Weighting: 80 % Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies  -2000 words    80       
Assessment 2: Personal Development Log Assessment Type: Coursework Duration / Size: 1500 Words Weighting: 20 % Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalt  -1500 words    20       

Aims

The module is designed to enable students to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals. This includes the competencies needed by HR professionals in a personal capacity, when collaborating and working with others, and when functioning efficiently and effectively in an organisational context. It will enable students to assess their own strengths and identify a continuing professional development plan, based on the capabilities required for ethical, business-focused and interpersonal professional conduct.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to understand what is required to be an effective and efficient HR professional.

(LO2) Students will be able to critically reflect on the rhetoric and reality of HRM in practice.

(LO3) Students will be able to perform efficiently and effectively as an HR professional.

(LO4) Students will be able to refine their professional HRM knowledge, skills and practice through reflective thinking.

(LO5) Students will be able to apply CPD techniques to construct, implement and review a personal development plan.

(LO6) Students will be able to know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue that demonstrate their commercial awareness, problem solving and communication skills.

(S1) Flexible and Adaptable

(S2) Problem Solving

(S3) Commercial Awareness

(S4) Ethical Awareness

(S5) Communication Skills

(S6) Reflective Thinking

(S7) Connected


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1: Workshop
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 29
Description: Each weekly workshop will focus on the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals. A description of each session is provided in the module handbook.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 121
Description: Students are encouraged to engage in wider independent reading to augment their knowledge and understanding of professional HRM practice. This may be derived from academic papers, HRM websites and professional publications (including those of the CIPD and the Society for HRM), books and news reports from credible sources.

Skills Mapping

Skill: Flexible and Adaptable
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics covered in each session and through addressing coursework question.
Mode of Assessment: Business Report

Skill: Problem Solving
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics cov ered in each session and through addressing coursework question.
Mode of Assessment: Business Report

Skill: Commercial Awareness
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics covered in each session and through addressing coursework question.
Mode of Assessment: Business Report

Skill: Ethical Awareness
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics covered in each session and through addressing coursework question.
Mode of Assessment: Business Report

Skill: Communication Skills
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics covered in each session and through addressing coursework question.
Mode of Assessment: Business Report

Skill: Reflective Thinking
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics covered in each session and completing the personal development log.
Mode of Assessment: Personal Development Log

Skill: Connected
How is this Developed: Through engagement with topics covere d in each session and through addressing coursework question.
Mode of Assessment: Business Report


Syllabus

 

This module is designed to develop the fundamental skills needed for professional HRM practice. Students will engage with HRM strategy debates, the preparation of a business focused report on a HR issue, enhancing employee engagement, learning and development, performance and reward management. There will be the opportunity to develop interviewing and appraisal skills.


Recommended Texts

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