ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title Talent Management
Code EXED533
Coordinator Mrs JJ Johnson
Work, Organisation and Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

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

EXED521 Leadership 

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 7.5






Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 105


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Group presentation (narrated slide deck) on a real world talent management challenge identified by the student group  15 minutes    20       
Individual Written Report 2000 words  -2000 words    80       


To analyse the importance of organisational knowledge and the role of human capital
Evaluating best practice in talent identification and recruitment
Critically reflecting on effective leadership of talented individuals
Talent Management
Team-building - acknowledging diverse contributions and the potential for bias
Exploring Conflict and Conflict Management

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Evaluate the challenges of identifying organisational knowledge.

(LO2) Critically appraise what talent management is and what it involves.

(LO3) Evaluate talent identification processes.

(LO4) To evaluate best practice in managing talent, including diversity appreciation and conflict management.

(S1) Problem Solving

(S2) Team Player

(S3) Commercially Aware

(S4) Organised and able to work under pressure

(S5) Excellent Communicator

(S6) IT Literate

(S7) Ethically Aware

(S8) A lifelong learner

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Online (synchronous and asynchronous)

Case based learning (asynchronous online) x 7.5 hours
Case based learning (synchronous online) x 7.5 hours
Lecture (asynchronous online) x 7.5 hours
Lecture (synchronous either face to face or online) x 7.5 hours
Practical (asynchronous online) x 10 hours
Practical (synchronous either face to face or online) x 5 hours
Self-directed learning x 105 hours

Students will be given opportunities to explore relevant theories, concepts, models relating to talent management. These will be applied to their own organisation’s and other examples to reflect on best practice in talent management.

A range of speakers will be invited to provide their perspectives on best practice. Students will be provided with opportunities to develop their understanding by debate and to critically reflect on how they would have addressed these situations.

To broaden the range of simulated situations and contexts outside th ose of the students’ own experiences, case studies will be used to allow students to apply concepts and models to a range of different situations and to reflect on their learning.

Students will be expected to complete schedule directed module pre-reading, to prepare for some exercises, tasks and assessments during the module and to research, develop and write a final written assessment. In addition to the suggested readings, students might be expected to develop their own reading, research and preparation of topics for the final assessment.



Key topics:

Talent definition and contextualisation
Understanding the market for talent and developing attraction strategies
Strategic leadership to attract, develop and retain talent
Talent recruitment and identification (internal and external)
Talent management and development
Talent retention and deployment
Building diverse Teams and understanding bias

Materials will be made available to students via VITAL and students will also be expected to read additional materials from the suggested and required reading list using online library resources

Recommended Texts

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