Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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: 1assess different elements of talent planning activities: 1identify relationships between organisational structure, job design and employee resourcing: 2assess different recruitment and selection methods within the expectations of the law and good practice: 2identify the main approaches to career planning and assess the contribution of training and development: 2reflect on staff retention issues and labour turnover: 2assess emerging issues (e.g. globalisation and labour market trends) influencing employee resourcing strategies: 2explain different forms of employment and flexible resourcing strategies: 1,2
15 hours of lectures7 hours of tutorials 7 hours preparation for tutorials 75 hours preparation for summative assessment (essay and exam) 46 hours private study
1: Essay weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
1,500 words essayThe 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 examinationThe 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.