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LUBS3855 Strategic Human Resource Management

20 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Sarah Mollitt
Email: S.E.Mollitt@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module explores human resource management and the connections between HRM and business strategy with extensive use of relevant research evidence. It will enable you to examine models of strategic HRM, look at the connections between HRM and performance and will consider a wide range of HRM practices, including recruitment and selection, training, pay and reward, performance management and redundancy.

Objectives

This module aims to give students the tools to explore the changing context and process of human resource management and development within contemporary work organisations by introducing models of strategic HRM and the potential and actual connection between HRM and performance. Specifically, it provides critical appraisal of human resource management practices in the key areas.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Evaluate the practical application of theoretical models relating to human resource management and development
- Critically assesses the main problems and debates associated with making HRM strategic
- Analyse contemporary issues in strategic HRM relating to choices in employment systems, international HRM and expatriate management
- Recognise the changing context and process of human resource management and development within contemporary work organisations (including the changing role of the HR professional and outsourcing debates)
- Identify models of strategic HRM and the potential and actual connection between HRM and performance

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject Specific
- Deploy appropriately the analytical, critical thinking and intellectual skills required to solve human resource management problems


Syllabus

Indicative content:
Introduction to SHRM/Context of HRM
HR and Performance: Adding value, Metrics, and High Performance work systems
Recruitment and selection
Training and learning at work
Reward management
Changing roles and responsibilities for HRM and HR outsourcing
Performance management
Restructuring and Redundancy
Choices in the design of employment systems/temporary employment
International HRM/Managing Expatriates
Participation and involvement

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar91.009.00
Private study hours181.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

For each 20 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 200 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback is given on assignments submitted through the module.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 04/10/2019

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