ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Managing Human Resources
Code MGTK741
Coordinator Mrs EI Forrester
Management School
E.Forrester@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 10

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   3

      30

33
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 67
TOTAL HOURS 100

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Discussion Board Contribution Reassessment Opportunity: 500-word written coursework based on discussion post prompts Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment:  -500 words    15       
Discussion Board Contribution Reassessment Opportunity: 500-word written coursework based on discussion post prompts Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment:  -500 words    15       
Individual Report Reassessment Opportunity: new assignment with the same brief Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -2000 words    70       

Aims

This module aims to:

Develop students’ critical understanding of a range of approaches used to manage people to achieve organisational outcomes in changing organisational contexts and to evaluate how human resource strategy relates to and contributes to the achievement of strategic organisational goals;

Enable students to identify and critically analyse key global and contemporary issues relating to human resource management in an international context;

To provide students with the skills and competencies required to be able to apply relevant theories and frameworks to critically review human resource management practices and processes within organisations, and make recommendations that enable ethical and sustainable business practice.


Learning Outcomes

(LE1) A leader.
Students will be encouraged to develop their own skills in managing people, through a deeper understanding of complex human resource management issues, perspectives and approaches.

(LO1) Students will be able to understand and critically reflect on a range of approaches used to manage people to achieve organisational outcomes in changing organisational contexts.

(LO2) Students will be able to evaluate how human resource strategy relates to and contributes to the achievement of strategic organisational goals.

(LO3) Students will be able to identify trends in the global and local context of organisations, in order to critically analyse key contemporary issues relating to human resource management in an international context.

(LO4) Students will be able to select and critically apply relevant theories, models, concepts, or frameworks to critically review human resource management practices and processes within organisations, and make recommendations that enable ethical and sustainable business practice.

(LRE1) A problem solver.
Students will be encouraged to think critically about theory and to gather and synthesise information, analyse alternative perspectives and options and develop recommendations to human resource issues and challenges.

(LRE2) An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Students will have opportunities to develop their communication skills through group discussions, presentations and coursework.

(LRE3) Ethically aware.
The teaching, learning, and assessment is this module ensures that students are exposed to ideas of sustainable business practice and ethical awareness related to managing human resources from an organisational and global perspective.

(LRE4) Organised and able to work under pressure.
This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and ability to meet deadlines.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will primarily be delivered through a series of e-lectures, delivered through a variety of methods, covering key topics, theories and case examples. These will be supported by individual online task such as, case studies, blogs, collaborative tasks and discussion boards, which will be used to develop and apply learning. These activities will be moderated by the module instructor. Students will also be directed to key academic and practitioner readings to further develop their learning.

Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 30 hours
Description: The asynchronous e-lecture and interactive class activity will equate to 5 hours per week over 6 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

One scheduled synchronous seminar of one hour will be delivered in week 1, with the remaining two synchronous seminar hours scheduled during weeks 2 to 6. The dates and times of the seminars will be confirmed at the start of the module (if th ere are issues with time zones another session will be provided). Peer discussion and questions will be encouraged. These sessions will be recorded and moderated by the module instructor.

Scheduled Directed student hours: 3 hours
Description: The synchronous seminars will equate to 3 hours in total over 6 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Self-directed learning hours: 67 hours
Description: This will involve directed and independent reading, and independent research into human resource management theories and practices relevant to the module syllabus, aims and learning outcomes.


Syllabus

 

The role of HR Strategy.

Ethical employee welfare including: employee motivation, engagement and satisfaction; employee wellbeing and stress management; equality, diversity, and inclusivity; managing people responsibly and the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Employee performance measurement and monitoring including: critical perspectives of appraisal or forms of surveillance; types of people analytics e.g. Organisational Network Analysis (ONA)

Managing people in global organisations e.g. tailored or one-size fits all approaches.

Recruitment and retention, including different types of reward system.

Learning and development.


Recommended Texts

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