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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5761M Strategic HRM and Talent Management

15 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Sarah Mollitt

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Module replaces

LUBS 5760M

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module aims to equip participants to apply the conceptual insights and practical techniques they have acquired in the analysis of real-life problems with which contemporary organisations have to deal. The module introduces a set of concepts and techniques for analysing some of the more salient human resource problems confronting contemporary organisations and identifies some of the theoretical and technical issues arising from research literature.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Explain the theory and practice of strategic HRM, and the role of the HR manager within strategic decision making
- Critically evaluate the potential for HR to impact upon performance, and the realities of the HR-performance relationship
- Recognise the potential and limitations of big data in strategic HRM
- Evaluate the role of talent management within an integrated approach towards managing the employment cycle
- Extend the concept of talent management to a comparative context and in multi-national firms
- Relate concepts from strategic HRM and talent management policy and theory to their own experiences of work in organisations

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Use knowledge for effective problem solving and decision making

Subject Specific
- Apply cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis to evaluating the main theoretical models of HRM


Indicative content
Part 1: Strategic HRM
Introduction to Strategic HRM: past, present and future
People and performance, big data and high performance work systems

Part 2: Global talent management and strategic HRM
Recruitment and selection,
Employee development and coaching,
Performance management
Reward management
Managing diversity
Redundancy and restructuring

Part 3: Critical cases in Strategic HRM

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Case Study32.006.00
Group learning00.0011.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours50.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress on the module will be monitored by feedback on group work in seminars, engagement with activity groups, and the opportunity to submit a plan for the assessed coursework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/02/2018


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