People, Policy and Practice
Current Issues in HRM (inc. for example, Talent Management, Equality and Diversity, Workforce Planning, Bullying and Harassment, Policy Development, Stress, Work-Life balance).
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|Prerequisites for Module|
BS1204 People Management or equivalent, in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to specialist HR practitioner roles and activities; and their contribution to the business agenda.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Understand and evaluate the contribution of HR to the wider business.|
||Explain the steps involved in the design and delivery of key HR policies.|
||Identify and discuss the key People issues facing organisations.|
Indicative Module Content
How HR can contribute to organisational effectiveness; the importance of Workforce Planning and Metrics; managing talent and performance, including the role of Reward in this context; issues around managing Absence; Diversity and Equality in organisations; the steps involved in creating new policies; issues around Bullying and Harassment, Stress and the importance of Work-Life balance as part of the Employee Engagement agenda.
Indicative Student Workload
|Private Study||32||Mode of Delivery|
This module is a lecture based module with student-led seminars, directed self-study and private study.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
Produce a policy in a defined subject area and an associated justification statement.
|1.||* REDMAN, T. and WILKINSON, A., 2009. Contemporary human resource management: text and cases. 3rd ed. Essex: Pearson Education.|
|2.||* TORRINGTON, D., HALL, L. and TAYLOR, S., 2017. Human resource management. 8th ed. Essex: Pearson Education.|
|3.||BRATTON, J. and GOLD, J., 2012. Human resource management theory and practice. 5th ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan.|
|4.||LEOPOLD, J., HARRIS, L. and WATSON, T., 2009. The strategic managing of human resources. 2nd edition. Essex: Pearson Education.|
|5.||FOOT, M. and HOOK, C., 2008. Introducing human resource management. 5th ed. Essex: Pearson Education.|
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