HRM2001H Human Resource Management

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of the strategic management of human resources. Among the areas covered are: an introduction to human resource management (HRM); strategic HRM; talent management; employee learning and development, reward and performance management; strategies for retaining staff and strategies for downsizing an organisation; and topical issues in HRM including the role of technology, HRM and corporate social responsibility.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module you should be able to:

• Explain the concept of strategic HRM and understand the relationship between business strategy and HR strategy.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the challenges and responsibilities associated with HR practices, such as talent management, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, reward strategies, performance management, retention of staff and the role of technology in HR.
• Evaluate the interaction between SHRM and the management of change, culture and communication.
• Recognise, in the context of HR, ethical and social responsibility issues in the business environment and examine ethical and legal implications of managerial decisions and their effect on organisational stakeholders.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Journal: Learning Journal Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Main Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Dr Orna O'Brien Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Wincey Cheung Tutor
Ms Michele Connolly Tutor
Wilma Komala Tutor
Eva Lee Tutor

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