Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

HRM40060 Strategies for Human Resources

Effective human resource management is now understood to be a significant contributor to business success. The purpose of this module is to inform how you think and act strategically in the area of human resource management. The module examines the strategic options available in the main areas of human resource management: voice, rewards, the management of staff flows and work organization. It considers how options in these areas can be combined into overall human resource strategies and examines how human resource strategies and the human resource management function can be aligned with the overall business strategy of the organisation. On completing the module you will have a better understanding of the role of human resource strategy in supporting business/organizational strategy.

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On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
1. Critically understand and assess strategic human resource options;
2. Understand key issues arising in the alignment of HR strategies with organizational objectives;
3. Understand the role of human resource management in organization.
Item Workload


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Description % of Final Grade Timing
Assignment: Individual Assignment


Coursework (End of Trimester)
Group Project: Group assignment


Coursework (End of Trimester)


This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

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