HRM-20017 - Employee Resourcing
Coordinator: Xuebing Cao Tel: +44 1782 7 33605
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

The module introduces employee resourcing and examines internal and external factors which influence talent planning, notably labour market structures. Students will gain an understanding of the theory and practice of employee resourcing and retention and of associated managerial practices. The module examines job descriptions and person specifications, analyses the reliability and validity of a range of recruitment and selection methods, and considers the role of the law and equal opportunities in this important area. The module also provides an overview of the role of human resource management in training and developing employees, career management and staff retention.

To develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice of employee resourcing, including workforce planning and employee retention, and associated managerial practices.

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify the main external and internal contextual factors impacting on employee resourcing; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
explain different forms of employment and flexible resourcing strategies; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
assess different elements of talent planning activities; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
identify relationships between organisational structure, job design and employee resourcing; will be achieved by assessments: 1
assess different recruitment and selection methods within the expectations of the law and good practice; will be achieved by assessments: 2
identify the main approaches to career planning and assess the contribution of training and development; will be achieved by assessments: 2
reflect on staff retention issues and labour turnover; will be achieved by assessments: 2
assess emerging issues (e.g. globalisation and labour market trends) influencing employee resourcing strategies. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2

Study hours

15 hours of lectures
7 hours of tutorials
7 hours preparation for tutorials
15 hours preparation for formative assessment
50 hours preparation for summative assessment (essay and exam)
56 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 50%
1,500 words essay
The essay will cover the early lectures of the module (e.g. the theoretical framework of employee resourcing).

2: Unseen Exam weighted 50%
2 hour unseen examination
The exam will assess the later part of the module and will be structured in two parts, each with a choice of questions. One question must be answered from each section. Answers are expected to be of a critical nature, demonstrating understanding of the key issues and arguments covered in the later parts of the module.

3: Essay weighted 0%
1,000 word essay
The essay is diagnostic to enable tutors to spot poor academic writing skills and to recommend remedies through feedback early in the semester and before the module's summative assessments. The formative essay will assess a topic covered in the early part of the module and it will be usually based on case study analysis. This assessment item is passed with the submission of the 1000 word essay.