(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate critical awareness of contemporary HR issues and their changing roles as HR professionals.
(LO2) Students will be able to critically appraise the organisational and environmental context in which they work, explore business and key stakeholders' needs and know how to develop strategies to ensure HR supports organisational strategy and sustainability.
(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate critical awareness of how to engage in continuous professional development for self and others including demonstrating professional integrity and ethical practice.
(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate enhanced knowledge of regulation and law relevant to their work as HR professionals, how to apply it, and how to mitigate risk.
(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate critical awareness of how to create an inclusive workforce.
(LO6) Students will be able to demonstrate competence in financial decision making in HRM practice can contribute to organisational performance and effectiveness.
(LO7) Students will be able to critically appraise the use of technology and social media at work and its impact on the workforce and people practices.
(LO8) Students will be able to critically appraise how technologies can be used to support the delivery of people practices and to make organisations more agile.
(LO9) Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based decision making and relevant analytical skills for HR professionals.
(LO10) Students will be able to demonstrate the core behaviours and skills required to be effective HRM professionals as identified in the CIPD Profession Map.
(S1) Adaptability and flexibility for situational decision making
Students will develop their skills of adaptability and flexibility for situational decision making; this includes understanding the uniqueness of a given context, e.g. cultural, political, departmental needs etc. and understanding the impact of the decision on the human capital involved. These will be addressed through seminar case-discussions and activities and through assessments based on real-world examples.
(S2) Problem solving skills using evidence-based approaches
Students will be able to demonstrate problem solving skills which are rooted in evidence-based approaches to ensure that the solution/ insights they provide are robust, credible, comprehensive in including all stakeholders and ethically sound. Students will be able to demonstrate this as a consistent professional skill through all their discussions in lecture, seminar and each of assessments.
(S3) Commercial awareness
Students will develop the ability to demonstrate commercial awareness of how HRM can provide competitive advantage and value addition to core business; this includes being able to understand financial implications of HRM policies and decisions. Students will be provided with opportunities to demonstrate this through analysis of case studies and quizzes in assessments as well as structured seminar sessions on the related module topics.
(S4) Organisation skills
Students will develop organisation skills through their work in seminars, assessment formats, e.g. presentation, and project management of group work.
(S5) Communication skills
Students will develop communication skills through their engagement in lectures, presentations, group work and seminar work as well as through opportunities to engage with external guest speakers.
(S6) IT skills
Students will develop IT proficiency through the use of technology for group work co-ordination throughout the module and during presentations.
(S7) International awareness
Students will engage with international HRM guest speakers (where possible), as well as engage with international HRM topics through module content and will work in cross-cultural groups for both seminar and assessment deliverables.
(S8) Lifelong learning skills
Students will develop lifelong learning skills including reflective practice through professional development (including learning to address their own biases), critical thinking skills, analytical skills, cross-cultural skills, project management and leadership skills, presentation skills and persuasive writing skills through module content.
(S9) Ethical awareness
Students will develop ethical awareness and practice through group work, module content, international case studies of real-world situations and discussion of real-world ethical situations during seminar discussions. Further, students will have the opportunity to understand ethical HRM practice through discussions with guest speakers.
(S10) Leadership, professional courage and influence
Students will develop their leadership skills through professional development exercises, module content and group work as well as demonstrating leadership in providing evidence-based solutions to contemporary issues through the professional blog. In addition, students will also have opportunities to demonstrate professional courage and influence through persuasive writing for assessments, addressing contemporary issues and the status quo in HRM approaches during seminar discussions and by learning from the diverse perspectives of their classmates.
Students will develop cross-cultural collaboration and teamworking skills, including an understanding of the importance of cultural values and valuing people from diverse backgrounds, through individual and group activities and engagement in seminars and assessments.