Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Human Resource Management
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Report  2,500 words  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Exam  2 hour exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written Report  Students must take elements of assessment which led to the failure of the module. 2,500 words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Examine the historical development of human resource management, both as an academic discipline and within organizations.

2. Locate organizations' approaches to recruitment, selection and training within the wider industrial relations context.

3. Critically evaluate structures for the performance management and remuneration of employees, with reference to their implications for employee incentives and motivation.

4. Critically assess the approaches of organizations to employee health and safety, and ethical issues such as wellbeing and sustainability.

5. Evaluate the importance of leadership in the organization.

Brief description

This module examines the key concepts of Human Resource Management that are used to lead, motivate, manage and remunerate people in contemporary organizations.


• Corporate strategy and strategic HRM
• HRM outcomes and line management
• Workforce planning and diversity, recruitment and selection
• Performance management and appraisal, human resource development
• Rewards and inequality, labour relations and collective bargaining
• Ethics, employee health and safety, employee wellbeing, sustainability
• Leadership and motivation
• HRM and organizational culture

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Analysis of relevant numerical reports, particularly to inform coursework.
Communication Communicate effectively using a variety of methods and reporting formats.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students to show awareness of their own learning styles, personal preferences and needs, and identify barriers to learning. Demonstrate self awareness and manage completion of coursework and development of individual research skills.
Information Technology Through accessing various sources for reference material, use of word processing skills in the completion of the coursework, development of powerpoint and presentation skills.
Personal Development and Career planning Identifying learning sty les, development of critical thinking, discussion of role of HR function in graduate recruitment.
Problem solving Students will be introduced to and will work through problem solving issues throughout this module. They will be expected to identify and engage with the problems and issues throughout the course and will be encouraged to push their existing boundaries to answer these questions in creative and innovative ways.
Research skills Students will have to prepare an individual assignment based on data and information that they will have to collect, have to arrange coherently in a written document all the relevant material gathered. Student will need to demonstrate their research skills in preparation for lectures and tutorials, as well as in their group exercises.
Subject Specific Skills An ability to locate the Human Resource Management function within the wider organization and business environment.
Team work Seminars to include group exercises.


This module is at CQFW Level 5