Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module describes, analyses and evaluates current practices and developments in employee resourcing and development. The part on resourcing looks at the recruitment and release of individuals from organisations, as well as the management of their performance, attendance and sensitive employment issues. The part on development focuses on the human resource development function in organisations, the role of training in skills development nationally and internationally, and the importance of employability skills in the labour market.
This module aims to provide learners with a rigorous framework of knowledge and understanding concerning employee resourcing and development.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe Human Resource Planning and flexible working activities: 1analyse and evaluate the major features of recruitment and selection processes and practices: 1examine the performance management process, the various approaches to appraisal and the role of appraisal in the management of performance: 1manage employee retention and sensitive employment issues: 2critically evaluate the HRD function in organisations, the role of training in skills development nationally and internationally, and the importance of employability skills in the labour market: 2manage retirement, redundancy and dismissal practices fairly, efficiently, and in accordance with the expectations of the law, ethical and professional practice: 2
24 hours contact 24 hours preparation for tutorial work52 hours preparation for assessment50 hours private study
1: Report weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
2,000-2,500 word reportThe report will require students to demonstrate a broad understanding of the first part of the module content.2: Open Book Examination weighted 50%
28 hours online take away examinationThe exam will assess the later parts of the module and it will have a choice of questions, of which two must be attempted.
This is a take-away exam which will be available on KLE for 28 hours to answer and submit the answers via Turnitin. Although students have significant time to complete and submit answers, it is expected that most students will spend no more than 2 hours. Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.