ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title Strategic Human Resource Management
Code KMGT502
Coordinator Mr NJ Greer
Centre For Innovation In Education
Nick.Greer@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

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

 

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           50

100

150
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
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 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole session  Weeks 2-8 (approx. 5    35       
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole session  Weeks 2,4 and 6-8* (    25       
Assessment 3 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole session  Maximum of 3 in week    30       
Assessment 4 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :10  Week 8* (approx. 1,0    10       

Aims

Prepare students and provide an understanding of the expectations of studying on this programme;

Provide students with a critical understanding of the theories, principles, historical trends, current issues and practices relevant to human resource management strategy in organisations;

Enable students to recognise the opportunities and challenges facing contemporary human resource management;

Encourage an approach which views human resource management as a core element of the overall organisational strategy rather than a purely procedural or reactive activity;

Develop knowledge of the skills required by organisational leaders for successfully managing human and knowledge capital.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply appropriate writing style conventions and academic integrity to academic writing through online discussion and assessments

(LO2) Identify, analyse and evaluate scholarly writing

(LO3) Apply a high level of self-awareness to online interactions

(LO4) Understand the nature of 'Masters level' learning and in particular, the role of critical reflection in learning

(LO5) Understand how human resource management strategy is developed in response to internal and external environmental factors

(LO6) Understand the relationship between human resource management strategy and organisational performance

(LO7) Evaluate the impact of human resource management strategies, concepts and values upon the organisation’s success

(LO8) Understand a range of human resource management activities (e.g. recruitment, selection and assessment, succession planning, performance management, reward management, talent development, disciplinary etc.)

(LO9) Apply theories and concepts relevant to strategic human resource management in contemporary organisations

(LO10) Compare and contrast a range of approaches and models for human resource management including the nature of work, the employment relationship and the psychological contract

(LO11) Define the implications for the development of human resource management policies and practices applied by an organisation and operating locally, nationally and internationally

(LO12) Evaluate all human resource concepts and practices in cultural terms

(LO13) Consider the changing nature of human resource management (e.g. outsourcing, issues around the future of nature of work)

(S1) Communication Skills: Students will have opportunities to develop written communication skills through group discussions and coursework. This will be assessed by written assignments, individual work and the dissertation

(S2) Problem Solving and Decision Making: Students will be challenged to think critically about organisational issues and dilemmas. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or programme of action in their course assessment.

(S3) Information and Communication Technology Skills: Students will have opportunities to improve their ICT skills. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of software applications including word processing, visual presentations, data bases, spread sheets and using the internet for information searches in the course of researching and presenting coursework.

(S4) Group Working Skills: Some work will require students to work in groups and manage the interaction and relationships with other group members. In doing so, they will gain experience in negotiation, persuasion, influencing and managing conflict.

(S5) Personal Effectiveness: This applies to all modules where students will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice and to challenge and critique assumptions about the management of people and organisations. In doing so they will be able to recognise and consider issues such as corporate social responsibility, ethics, diversity, technology and strategy. This will be assessed through attaining the appropriate level of critical engagement with theory and practice in programme assignments.

(S6) Time management: This applies to all modules of the programme and is relevant for planning scheduled work and meeting assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and coursework and by meeting coursework deadlines.

(S7) Critical self-reflection

(S8) Development of scholarly arguments

(S9) Critical analysis of relevant scholarly works

(S10) Adherence to a high standard of academic integrity, including proper use of citation/referencing

(S11) Use of library databases and search functions

(S12) Collaborative learning and teamwork

(S13) Constructive use of feedback to improve one's own work


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Virtual classroom hours (for online modules)
Notes: Number of hours per week, per student expected in the virtual classroom in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 7.

Teaching Method 2 - Non-classroom hours (for online modules)
Notes: Number of hours per week, per student expected for reading, research and other individual work to support engagement in the classroom is 13.


Syllabus

 

Indicative topics:

Introduction to Online Learning;

Participating in the global classroom;

Outlining arguments for scholarly discourse;

The evolving context and nature of human resources management;

Strategic human resources management and organisational strategy;

Human resource management, ethics and corporate social responsibility;

Managing the employee relationship;

Recruitment;

Selection and assessment;

Succession planning;

Performance management;

Reward management;

Talent development;

Disciplinary;

Employee retention;

Equal opportunities and diversity;

International themes;

Local versus global human resource management;

Globalisation and cross-cultural working;

Partnerships;

Outsourcing - human resources and beyond.


Recommended Texts

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